Talk with nearly anyone foreigner who's been in the US for any amount of time and they'll usually echo the same thing. They all seem to say our countrys' medical system is much more monetarily driven than it is driven to cure diseases and sickness.
Sadly, I agree that there is an amoral greed factor to medicine, health care practices, and pharmaceutical marketing. The corruption and financial support starts with our Federal government. There is too often more profit involved with continuing "research" than finding and selling a "cure".