” Over the past 35 years, patients have suffered from a largely hidden epidemic of side effects from drugs that usually have few offsetting benefits. The pharmaceutical industry has corrupted the practice of medicine through its influence over what drugs are developed, how they are tested, and how medical knowledge is created. Since 1906, heavy commercial influence has compromised Congressional legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs… ”
Continue reading: Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs
Social Science Research Network, 1 June 2013.
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