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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The five rules that govern Big Pharma

from alternet...

  • Science has been supplanted by rank hucksterism
  • The strictest "moral duty" of corporate executives has been reduced to maximizing profits
  • A "good" regulation is one that's good for profit seekers
  • Public reproach is just a momentary embarrassment to be covered over by corporate image makers
  • Legal "punishment" never includes jail time, but only a fine that's easily absorbed as a necessary cost of doing business by these immensely profitable entities.
it's truly appalling to see the number of advertisements on tv for prescription drugs... by my rough estimate, they account for nearly half or more of all tv ads... it's also appalling to listen to the hastily-recited warnings that often take up 1/3 or more of the total time of the ad... the one that i find most disturbing are the abbott ads - all separate ads but many run within the same tv program - for humira - adalimumab - which is featured as THE remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease, and moderate to severe chronic psoriasis among others... c'mon... you gotta be kidding... all THOSE...?

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