I found this article about one of big-pharma’s (many) crimes on an American investing website.
here’s a choice quote,
“In a recent article in The New York Times, global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) demonstrated that in its quests for profits it would have no problem at all being complicit in the deaths of its customers…”
Big-Pharma exists to make profit for it’s shareholders. It has demonstrated again & again that it is prepared to lie, cheat, blackmail, murder….whatever it takes to keep the bucks rolling in. This isn’t a benevolent ‘partner’ that’s “committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer”, it is a psychopathic organisation without morals or remorse that has shown itself quite happy to kill patients for profit.
I quote again from the article,
“GSK was pushing a product, in this case a treatment for Type II diabetes called Avandia, it knew was very risky for its patients while never disclosing material information to those using it. Even worse, GSK used its size to intimidate dissenting views and strike deals that prevented this data from reaching the public over the course of years. As a result, Avandia was linked to over 300 deaths (in the US) in the third quarter of 2009 alone.”
Will the people involved in this face prison? Will the company be excluded from any government contracts? Will it’s published research material be regarded as suspect by medical journals? No, of course not. Big-pharma’s overly-cosy relationship with the regulatory bodies supposedly protecting the public will ensure that it is business as usual.
Meanwhile the ‘quality’ press will continue their attacks on anything deemed to be a possible threat to big-pharma (homeopathy, Chinese medicine, herbalism). Such is life.