RKS Health: The Central Strategy of Big Pharma

“Between 1991 and 2017, drug companies paid more than $38 billion in fines and settlements to federal and state governments: many of those companies-including Merck pleaded guilty to having misled doctors and the public about drug safety and efficacy. (GlaxoSmith Kline led the pack with $7.9 billion in financial penalties). Even so that seemingly enormous amount of money represents a miniscule percentage of drug company profits over the same period, and drug company executives were rarely jailed for wrongdoing. Increasing sales by misleading American doctors (even when this involved breaking the law) had become central to Big Pharma’s business strategy.”

“John Abramson, MD, MSc: ”sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We can Repair it”: Mariner Books 2022.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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