The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

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23 Responses to “The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Pharmaceutical Industry”
  1. Josh says:

    So 1/3 of clinical trials are conducted at foreign sites. That means 2/3 are conducted in the US. Is the US the only country in the World allowed to receive prescription medicine?

  2. Sumbullchit says:

    This is made of concentrated bs. I work in the preclinical drug industry but not with the drugs (in computers) so am not a shill in any way. Drugs have to receive FDA approval before being sold which costs huge piles of money. You can’t receive FDA approval offshore so all of this testing goes on in America. Getting a big drug approved is a windfall for these companies but they have hundreds and thousands of compounds they sink money in that never receive approval and never earn them a dime in profit. This is the part that gets expensive. If you succeed only 1% of the time or so you need to work in massive profit margins on the success to be able to survive. This article is only exaggerating those profit margins with out including the failure costs.

  3. shibbashabba says:

    You’re missing the infographs about the millions of people that benefit from “Big Pharma” drugs. Geez.

  4. Rob says:

    This is absolute BS. I am a PhD biomedical scientist. Zero ties to Pharma. It does actually cost 1.3 billion to get a single drug to market. It is due to the fact that the failure rate is in the 90% range, maybe as high as 95 or 99%. Most drugs fail at phase 1, according to your data, for every drug that makes it through, 8 or so fail, that magnifies the cost by 8 fold. So you can mulitply your number by 8 just for phase 1. Phase 2/3 also have high attrition rates. Further, once a drug gets through, it is by no means a success. What if it is an orphan drug. The only drugs that actually make money are viagra types, statins (cholestorol), allergy, asmthma, diabetes. Drugs for AIDS bring no money in. Drugs for cancer bring very little money, yet we need to have a very large amount of drugs available due to chemo-resistance, and the fact that not every drug is suitable for every cancer. You do not give VEGF inhibitors to leukemia for example (they do not need VEGF). Anyway, yeah big pharma is more concerned about the bottom line than people, it seems, but without the united states and our drugs the world would be a vastly different place.

  5. Tom says:

    Accutane kills, the pharmy industry is in bed with the reigns of power. They along with the American government and certain entities want the world population brought down to a cool 100 million, through either sterilization, death, or any number of other ways. “they” also want to never die, and if you can afford there technocratic means you too could have your consciousness uploaded to a computer chip. Generalized Artificial intelligence is the main goal, along with a keen understanding of human systems, something they’d happily let you be the guinea pig for.

    They want you sick, dumbed down, and hooked on drugs. Medicate the kids, medicate the old because dying is NOT a part of life! HAHA you old graying cooks must accept death gives birth to more creation.

  6. bensjamin says:

    this was made by an anti prescription drug website and fails to illustrate the lives these companies save everyday.these drugs arent given to just anyone and allways come with a risk that patient and the medical professional need to understand and take into consideration. i would take this with a grain of salt as it doesnt explain the full picture its only an extract of a much larger. BTW this is from their website: “ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT—Thank you for your visit. The content published on this website was not written by medical professionals and should not, at any point, be mistaken for medical advice. Furthermore, the information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and should never interfere with a patient/site visitor and his or her healthcare provider. In addition, viewing the content on this website, requesting additional information, or transmitting information through a contact form should never be considered the formation of an attorney-client relationship. The material published on this site is general and may not apply to your specific circumstances. Every case comes with its own set of unique circumstances; past success discussed on this site does not guarantee future performance. Information found on this website should not be used as incentive to act without seeking counsel from a professional”

  7. kriti shah says:

    Some professions like medicine,police and teaching should not be influenced by money,else the society will not survive.Please read about dr amar kotnis to understand the greatness of a true medicine guy.

  8. somedude says:

    When you go on accutane they tell you STRAIGHT UP IT WILL CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS!!! I am a MALE and they needed (by law) to tell me not to get pregnant while taking it. Anyone who gets pregnant while taking this drug is STUPID.

  9. Standard Madness,

    First, excellent job reporting on this very true issue. The fellow who quoted, “This is absolute BS. I am a PhD biomedical scientist,” doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s either too young or too inexperienced to understand the inner workings of the pharmaceutical industry.

    My Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which ranked #5 in the United States when I attended. My Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is from the University of California – Berkely, which ranked #1 in the United States when I attended. I worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for 13 years, placing two novel drugs into clinical trials. I’ve also seen a LOT of unethical behavior.

    Most of Big Pharma does pre-clinical testing in India. Representatives from Big Pharma hire “Agents” to go to the poorest of villages in India, paying mothers with starving children a few hundred dollars to become human guinea pigs with drugs whose toxicology isn’t clearly understood. The result? People DIE. They figure it’s cheap to kill Indians, and the odds of getting sued and being held accountable are practically non-existent.

    India’s Clinical Trial Overhaul
    http://the-scientist.com/2012/08/21/indias-clinical-trial-overhaul/

    Pharmaceutical Industry Hidden Secrets
    http://lennoxtutoring.com/2012/06/21/pharmaceutical-industry-hidden-secrets/

    We currently have the biggest drug failure rate since 1986, not because “that’s the way it is,” rather because Big Pharma has become so possessed with short-term gain they constantly make stupid mistakes, choosing incredibly weak candidates that meet minimum FDA requirements for clinical trials. It’s now more lucrative for Big Pharma to buy up biotechs than to pay for novel research.

    You keep on writing. Spread the word. Don’t be fooled by people who say they have no relationship to Big Pharma (kinda like Big Brother) when they’re most likely writing such messages from Big Pharma headquarters. Big Pharma is on the lookout for articles such as yours as part of their disinformation campaign. They don’t want anyone to know the truth of their unethical practices.

    Write and keep up the fight for reform!

  10. One more thing, people who don’t leave their full name and contact information cannot be trusted. Probably Big Pharma police.

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