Ever wonder why there are so many marginally effective drugs on the market? Or why certain brand name drugs are so expensive? Pharmaceutical companies will tell you that the expense comes from high R&D costs. More likely its from high marketing and lobbying costs. Read this article from the Center for Medical Consumers about the marketing of the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept to see just how suspect this system is. No doubt the industry would justify its actions as “just good business”. Take a look and decide what you would call it.
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