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White Coat, Black Hat by Carl Elliott
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Dec 07, 2011

really liked it
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Scary insight into the way pharmaceutical companies market drugs. From "Guinea Pigs" in foreign countries to right here in America, Big Pharma takes broad steps to test their drugs. They "hire" thought leaders and physicians to ghost write favorable articles for publication in known medical journals. They even create new journals to specifically publish the articles. Pharma pays a lot of money to hire news that gets their drugs to market under patent so they can amass fortunes. When lawsuits over the way the drugs got to market are finally resolved, the payout is minuscule as compared to the profit from the drugs. That in combination to the health risks and failures that are related to the marketed drug.

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