“Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs”

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The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics looks at institutional corruption in the pharmaceutical industry; “An extensive range of studies and lawsuits already documents strategies by which pharmaceutical companies hide, ignore, or mis-represent evidence about new drugs; distort the medi-cal literature; and misrepresent products to prescribing physicians. We focus on the consequences for patients: millions of adverse reactions. After defining institutional corruption, we focus on evidence that it lies behind the epidemic of harms and the paucity of benefits.”

Light, D., Lexchin, J., Darrow, J.; Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effactive Drugs Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. Online October 1, 2013. 41(3) 590-600. DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12068

Note: this article came out in October of 2013. It is included here because the full text is now freely available.

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