Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals, the Myth of safe and effective Drugs

The needs of the drug companies has taken priority over meeting the needs of patients

Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs
Meeting the needs of the drug companies has taken priority

Over the past 35 years, patients have suffered from a largely hidden epidemic of side effects from drugs that usually have few offsetting benefits. The pharmaceutical industry has corrupted the practice of medicine through its influence over what drugs are developed, how they are tested, and how medical knowledge is created. Since 1906, heavy commercial influence has compromised Congressional legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs… ”

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Social Science Research Network, 1 June 2013.

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4 thoughts on “Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals, the Myth of safe and effective Drugs”

  1. Great article. Big pharma does not include the well-being of the public into its calculus. As long as the burden of proof is placed squarely on plaintiff lawyers and the trend towards capping tort recovery continues, NO drug released after 2000 should be considered when a safe alternative exists on the market.
    Henry

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