Big Pharma Monopoly of the
Medical-Industrial Complex

Follow the money:

"The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500
($35.9 billion)
were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together 
($33.7 billion)
[in 2002]. 
"Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from
its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs.
 Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit,
this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution
that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA,
academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself.
   ~ Dr. Marcia Angell, former Editor in Chief of
 New England Journal of Medicine 
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