For 25 years I've watched as the same thing has happened to the pharmaceutical industry. It's just a few years behind the automobile industry. We've largely blamed the MBA's but maybe it's just the natural order of things. 1) Start an industry 2) Grow an industry 3) Get rich (profit) 4) Get greedy 5) Collapse
Or to put it in more bucolic terms: 1) Feed the cow 2) Breed the cow 3) Milk the cow 4) Eat the cow
How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.