Big Pharma corruption is highly responsible for high costs, an unhealthy public (to big pharma’s benefit), and for the suppression of effective medicine that they cannot make high profits from. They have intentionally pushed addictive drugs on the public all for profits.
There are 2 main reasons why big pharma has been so effective in it’s corruption.
#1 The FDA has made it impossible for independent scientists and small businesses to pass FDA regulations. It takes an average of 3 billion dollars and 10 years to get a drug approved by the FDA and on the market.
The FDA has also tried to suppress and limit the ability for people to use highly effective natural dietary supplements. Corporations cannot make high profits from these supplements.
#2 Big Pharma pays doctors and hospitals to use and prescribe their medication.
Many patients do not know that doctors and hospitals are given a financial incentive to prescribe certain medications and they take them fully trusting their Doctor. Doctors should prescribe medication that is the most effective, not what pays them the best. This has resulted in the medical community ignoring effective dietary supplements because there is no money to be made.
Both the FDA and Big Pharma have incentive to only “treat the symptom”, not find the cure.
#1 Ban the ability for Big Pharma to bribe Doctors and Hospitals. Doctors will then prescribe medication that works, not what makes money.
#2 Full Audit of the FDA. All ties, relationships and financial dealings between the FDA and the large pharmaceutical companies need to be revealed and exposed. Big Pharma should not be the largest contributor to the FDA. The cost and time to approve a drug needs to be cut down drastically.
#3 More emphasis, studies and support for actual cures rather than very expensive “symptom treating” is called for.
This will lower the cost of healthcare for all, lessening the burden on the middle class
Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories.
A root cause of our healthcare crisis is the unhealthy environment we have allowed to take over in this country. The food industry is trying to hide the negative effects they have contributed to with pesticides, GMOs and water pollution.
Monsanto - GMO Pesticides
We need to begin having a conversation about the devastating effects that Monsanto may be having on our environment, health, and small family farmers. Do they hold any responsibility for polluting our rivers, the soil, and killing off of the bees?
Mandatory labeling for pesticides used on products consumed by Americans
The food industry has spent billions of dollars trying to lobby against GMO labeling. People have a right to take what they want, but they have the right to know what it is.
Much like cigarettes labeling is key.
This article lays out the corruption that may be occurring in Monsanto and it’s ability to buy undue influence in government.
Our water has been contaminated with lead, pesticides, plastics, and even prescription drugs.
We need to have a serious conversation about our water system and how to best clean it up.
These chemicals and irritants in our environment may be having a deadly effect. We owe it to our children to take steps to protect and clean up our environment.
Example: Asthma ( which is caused by and/or acerbated by environmental pollutants) affect an estimated 26 million Americans — 19 million adults and 7 million children — and are one of the leading causes of absences from work and school.
The number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with asthma is increasing. The greatest rise in asthma rates is among low income children, with an almost 50 percent increase from 2001 through 2009.
Researchers estimate asthma-related costs, including the direct cost of health care and indirect costs such as decreased worker productivity, at around $60 billion annually.