What big pharma does is beyond criminal. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Li
    • 22.11.11 | 07:13 (IST)

    Like defense contractors, they spend outrageous sums to lobby politicians and have sleazy lawyers out the yazoo. When they get a huge fine (like the $520 million Astra Zeneca had to pay for Seroquel) they raise the price of the drug a few pennies and the fine is paid in a year while profits increase. 20% of children on Ritalin should lead to an exhaustive investigation of marketing practices. Instead it will simply lead to 20% of adults damaged by years of "legal" but harmful drugs.

    from the article: Israel Health Ministry: Use of ADHD drugs soars by 76% in 2010
    First published 01:26 22.11.11 | Last updated 01:26 22.11.11
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