Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime

How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare

How big pharma has corrupted healthcare by Peter Gøtzsche on Flickr
Peter Gøtzsche’s book tells us “drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs…”

From the introduction:

The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life…Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe. The patients don’t realise that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that hasn’t been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry…If you don’t think the system is out of control, then please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus, or even one hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control. ”

The book Deadly Medicines and organised Crime, by Peter Gøtzsche, addresses in great evidence-based detail, a general system failure caused by widespread crime, corruption, bribery and impotent drug regulation in need of radical reforms.

10 thoughts on “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime”

  1. I can feel what you have shared and the unending suffering they are causing to the world. While studying a MOOC course, we have come up with a plan to build free online tool which will empower people who have a cause and can connect with likeminded people across the world and make a difference in the world. Wish we could bring it to public sooner.

  2. Just wanted to say thank you for the valuable info that you share. Whatever happened to the idea of doing no harm? Big pharma execs should face the possibility of life sentences without the possibility of parole for knowing and willful deception of the public. The tragedy of it all is that a majority of people still operate under the erroneous premise that these corporations place service to the public good above the profit motive.

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