Sometimes a paragraph of great significance pops up:
Considering their donations come from the public, would they donate the cure to the NHS in recognition of where the funding originated? You know, give the country's money back to the people who provided it. Or would it be handed over to the pharma industry so that they can then charge the NHS (and thereby, us) for a profitable eternity?
Perhaps you should ask the collector next time you pop 50p in the tin?