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http://www.omsj.org/corruption/scale-of-pharma-criminal-fraud-settlements-exposed

 

Four of the world’s largest drug companies – GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Schering-Plough – accounted for 53% ($10.5 billion) of penalties during the past two decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Not that this is news to me. I work in the health care industry. Nevertheless it is startling to see this summarized. Honestly I cannot understand how there are people out there that believe that this industry has the people's health and best interests at heart. 


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I agree. I think the pharmaceutical company has some dubious practices. 

 

However I do also think there are enough checks on their products (in terms of safety and efficacy), and particularly vaccines that they would not be able to cover up any massive safety concerns over vaccines. 


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I agree. I think the pharmaceutical company has some dubious practices. 

 

However I do also think there are enough checks on their products (in terms of safety and efficacy), and particularly vaccines that they would not be able to cover up any massive safety concerns over vaccines. 

It looks like their "checks" are more about profits than about safety and efficacy.

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/whistleblowing-virologists-sue-merck-for-alleged-falsification-of-mumps-data

 

 

Whistleblowing virologists sue Merck for alleged falsification of mumps data

"The complaint reports that the corporate pharmaceutical vaccine manufacturer, Merck allegedly 'knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, and sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks.' "

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