Indeed American medicine of 1980 has little resemblance to that of today. In 1980 the pharmaceutical industry did not promote its products on television. It was also a time when medicines were often introduced in other nations before they were in the United States, in part because the FDA spent more time making sure they were safe before agreeing they could be sold. It was also a time when most medical research was done by academic or government scientists with few ties to the pharmaceutical industry.fast payday loans for every one
Today Americans regularly try out new medicines before anyone else in the world. The pharmaceutical industry controls most medical research in the United States. And Americans frequently take medications even when they suffer no real illness. Many have come to believe the industry’s claim that utopia can be encapsulated.
The excerpt above is from Melody Petersen’s book, Our Daily Meds, a thoroughly researched, well-written and outstandingly daring account of the malpractice pervasive in the American pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading