The Truth About the Drug Companies

Angell, Marcia
http://www.wanttoknow.info/truthaboutdrugcompanies

Publisher:  WantToKnow.info
Year Published:  2004  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11147

The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion) [in 2002]. Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way.

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