Originally posted on The Life in Writings of Emily Simone Lukaszek:
A *slightly* biased old research paper.
Please see my accompanying commentary “Big Pharma and a Bipolar Life” here: https://emilysimonelukaszek.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/big-pharma-and-a-bipolar-life/
Words >Drugs in Your Mouth
How the pharmaceutical industry deceives us all for profit
By Emily Simone Lukaszek
In the 1980s, the early stages in recognising the pharmaceutical industry, praise for their discoveries was heartfelt. The dedication of Dr. Bert Spilker’s book on drug discovery and development reads:
To everyone in the drug industry who helps discover, develop, produce, and market new drugs of medical value.
A lot has changed since then. Namely the term “medical value” dropped off somewhere along the way as the industry stumbled upon the door to personal gain. Between 1980 and 2003 in the USA, the industry dominated charts, ranking by far the most profitable industry, with drug sales tripling in that time span (Angell, 3). It now rakes in some $200 billion…
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