“During the past two decades, US drug companies have been only marginally less ruthless than Mexican drug cartels in pushing opioid drugs and addicting millions of Americans to them.” That’s how a Duke University psychiatrist views the nation’s prescription drug industry.
“Drug companies and drug company executives must be exposed and punished. They have been responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths and deserve massive fines needed now to help those who are currently addicted,” added Duke professor Dr. Allen Frances. How do the drug companies get away with this? Frances answered, by writing: “Follow the money. The drug industry spends about $250 billion dollars a year lobbying politicians. This is the equivalent of bribes or hush money- allowing it to go almost completely unregulated and unpunished.”
Source: Huffington Post.