May 24th, 2014
Does Pharma Have a Constitutional Right to Push Dangerous Drugs?
By Allen Frances
Two contrasting news stories illustrate the ups and downs in the crucial David vs Goliath battle to contain the dangerous greed of drug companies. Score one for David that two California counties are suing five makers of prescription narcotic drugs for their illegal and unethical off-label marketing practices.
This is a life and death issue—doctor prescribed drugs cause more overdose deaths than all the deaths caused by cartel pushed street drugs.
The drug companies are only marginally better than drug pushers—in it for the big bucks and callously oblivious to the collateral damage they inflict on individuals and on society.