They will tell you how expensive it is to research new drugs, most of which never pan out, and they're right. They do need to recoup these costs
, and they do need to make a profit or they'd be out of business, and then we'd all suffer.
However, and this is a BIG however, the CRAB drugs are huge profit-makers and have been for many years. Is this price-gouging to the nth degree? Many people believe so.