Big pharma

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Interest of Jane Bürgermeister, Charles Grassley, Pharma Watch, Powerbase, Whiteout Press
Founder of Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
The set of drug companies, supposedly in competition with one another, but who have interlocking interests and personnel, and who operate a revolving door with their supposed regulatory agencies, now long since captured.

Advertising

Advertising and marketing is so important to big pharma that "9 out of the top 10 industry leaders spend more on marketing than on research and development".[1]

Legal cases of note

Those who are adversely affected by medications, even when not warned about them on the label, were determined in a 5-4 decision by the US Supreme Court not to be liable to financial compensation.[2]

Lobbying

Big Pharma spends much more on governmental lobbying than any other industry.[3]

 

Examples

Page nameTypeDateAuthor(s)Subject(s)Description
Baxter InternationalA multi-billion dollar transnational corporation which is of interest as regards emerging diseases and vaccines.
Bayer
Merck
Merck & Co.
Purdue Pharma
 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Big Pharma pushes Cure for Holocaust Denial Syndromearticle20 February 2006Michael JamesBig Pharma launches cure for 'Holocaust denial'


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