Based on my readings, it appears as if profit is the main motivation for large pharmaceutical companies as it relates to not using the latest scientific findings and technological innovations. For instance, as it pertains to the matter of using statin for the treatment of hypertension, big pharmaceutical companies still has not caught on to recent scientific research concerning brown and white fat. Brown fat or adipose tissue is good fat that your body needs to regulate its temperature and boost it metabolic rate. It also helps the body fight diabetes. It makes the body easily control blood sugar levels. However, despite the scientific findings that show that statin reduces one's brown fat, big pharma is still convincing doctors to prescribe statin to the point that its the most prescribed drug in the U.S. Therefore, in the long run, the patient becomes sicker instead of getting better. One can assume that large pharmaceutical companies continue to ignore recent research findings and technological innovations so that individuals end up being dependent on the drugs when they simply alleviate the symptoms for a time but do not cure the true cause of the disease.