The high prices of medicines sometimes stop our medical teams and others from giving the treatment we know can save lives. For instance pneumonia is the main killer of children under five years old, but the cost of the pneumococcal vaccine is very high and many children go unprotected as a result. Or take hepatitis C; the latest drugs to treat this killer disease are far more effective and tolerable than older treatments, but a single pill can cost up to US$ 1000. And treatment requires twelve weeks’ worth of drugs. These high prices put life-saving medicines out of reach of many people. The pharmaceutical industry says the high prices they charge for medicines are down to the costs of research. This video, The Naked Truth, examines that assertion and, playing with the metaphor of a game of cards, digs below the surface to reveal the naked truth - in more ways than one. This video is part of a raft of communication initiatives supporting MSF’s advocacy around changing the way new medicines, vaccines and tests are developed so that they can be made available to all those people in need.