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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