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The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

HOW TO: Deal Drugs WARNING: DEADLY INGREDIENTS Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Here are 5 prescription drugs known ta have deadly or harmful side effects: DIRTY LITTLE TRICKS OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY DARVOCET 10, 000 deaths [Painkiller) AVANDIA IDabetes fretimen 83.000 deaths YASMINE 4. 000 lawsuits (Birth Control) ACCUTANE (ene fretime 13. 000 abortions NUVARING (Birth Control) 300 lawsuits 1 Exaggerate the Costs "The Big Pharma" claims that it costs $1.32 billion 84% 39% to produce a new drug The actual price to Costs in first research phase that are covered by taxpayers via government grants Tax breaks reduce the net costs by 39% to produce a drug produce a new drug 4.2% $55 million median 2 "Persuade" Doctors 3 Advertising Pharmaceutical companies spend about Pharmaceutical $19 billion companies spend 4.5 billion yearly on advertising and also spend 2.5 times as much on marketing as they do on research. a year on getting doctors to promote their products cutting checks (paying) for medical conferences, meals, flights, research and speaking engagements. When patients request drugs they have seen advertised in the media, the doctor will write AS SEEN ON TV the exact prescription 70% of the time. 4 Cheap Testing Overseas 1/3 292 Iran 1.513 589 Ukraine clinical trials Russia are conducted exclusively at foreign sites 876 716 Turkey 1,861 China If Americans are the ones 786 Thailand using prescription drugs, why are we testing them in different countries? 494 Peru 132 Uganda 61 1,457 76 Malawi India Bangladesh 5 Make Billions of Dollars 70 Total Revenues 60 I Net Income/(loss) R&D Expenses 50 Ш! 40 30 20 10 Astraženeca Sanofi-Aventis Eli Lilly Pfizer Roche Merk & Co. Novartis voSmithKline Bristol-Myers Squibb Abbot Laboratories Johnson & Johnson http:/! http / http://www.slate.comvid/2287227/#A INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY: A DRUG RECALL.COM CREATED BY OBIZMEDIA.COM $$ in Billions Bayer HealthCare

The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
As you already know, we are constantly bombarded with drug commercials everywhere. TV, newspaper, billboards, internet, you name it and they are there. We recently came across this infographic which p...


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