Pharma’s Biased Drug Info Killing Hundreds of Thousands
March 23, 2016 | Pharmaceutical Litigation
We all know that the tobacco industry is one of the most corrupt, but the health industry? While doctors are prone to making mistakes, just like we all are, something much more villainous and intentional is brewing within the pharmaceutical industry. According to The Independent, there is an epidemic of biased, unethical information purposefully being spread by the U.S. pharmaceutical industry to healthcare providers, and it is taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Drugs are unknowingly being incorrectly prescribed by doctors and taken by their patients as pharmaceutical companies attempt to improve their profits with over prescribed and unnecessarily prescribed medications. Dr. Aseem Malhotra is one of the many opponents of this corrupt system, claiming that the lack of transparency of information being handed down by the drug companies to doctors is profound. He describes the pharmaceutical industry as a “profit making business” that is “creating an epidemic of misinformed doctors.” Dr. Aseem is a United Kingdom National Health Service cardiologist, as well as a King’s Fund health think tank trustee.
Sadly, it is quite true that pharmaceutical companies often do not have the patient’s best interest in mind. If you or a family member has had an adverse reaction to an unsafe drug, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact an experienced New York pharmaceutical litigation attorney today for a free consultation.