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.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: Israel Health Ministry: Use of ADHD drugs soars by 76% in 2010