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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Pharma War on Public Health
by Stephen Lendman
Big Pharma prioritizes maximum profits no matter the cost to human health they're indifferent toward.
They spend billions of dollars advertising their products annually — heavily on television, influencing naive consumers, unaware of risks to human health powerful drugs pose.
Pharma does what it pleases because lobbyists representing their interests control congressional lawmakers and others abroad.
In the last decade, mergers and acquisitions consolidated the industry from 60 international firms to 10.
Greater consolidation increased Pharma power to raise prices exponentially to gouge consumers unchallenged because governments in Washington and elsewhere in the West do nothing to constrain them.
Greater consolidation also kills innovation. It's mostly done by smaller firms, international drug companies buying them at favorable prices.
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