While drug repurposing seems to be easier when finding a new treatment for a diseases, it still cannot be considered as a shortcut. Pharmaceutical companies still need to invest an ample amount of money for the research just so they can finally make the drug available on the market. The problem, however, is that drug companies don’t have much motivation to invest in further research.
To sum it up, there are still a lot of diseases that remain uncured and with repurposing, pharmaceutical companies can explore the potential use of a certain drug for treating other conditions. As a result, people would also have an access to more affordable medication, and maybe one day, a cure would be found.