The Truth About the Drug Companies

Dr. Angell talked about her book The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, published by Random… read more

Dr. Angell talked about her book The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, published by Random House. The author, a former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, argued that large pharmaceutical companies influence Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, medical institutions, and doctors through massive campaign contributions, corporate funding, and gift-giving. She asserted that this culture is a major reason for the cost of prescription drugs. She also spoke about drug companies' $91 million spent on lobbyists in Washington working on behalf of the industry. close

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The Truth About the Drug Companies

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Program ID:
183826-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2004 | 7:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 17, 2004 | 7:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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