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Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging ”VIDEO”

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A Big Pharma whistleblower blogs on drugs

http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/06/11/100061497/index.htm

Peter Rost is worked up. The ex-Pfizer senior executive turned blogger believes he has uncovered another instance of unethical marketing by Big Pharma. Rost’s blog, Question Authority With Dr. Rost, is one part mocking rant, two parts investigative chronicle. He has also published an exposé of his years in the drug industry, The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman.” Trained as a physician in his native Sweden, Rost has worked in the drug industry for most of the past 20 years. He almost certainly never will again. Rost hopes that Question Authority – named after the Fortune column in which he was once featured – will help him create a new career.

Rost’s many critics would love to be able to dismiss him as an embittered crank. But they can’t. The blog [is] a conduit for Big Pharma whistleblowers [that once prompted] a government probe into Pfizer’s marketing activities. And a dispatch on dubious sales practices led to at least one sales director’s ouster.

For Big Pharma, whose public image is already battered, blogs are an added nuisance. The problem, says Robert Ehrlich, CEO of DTC Perspectives, a health-care marketing consultancy, is that most pharma companies are, “medically oriented and legally oriented … but as an industry they are not consumer-oriented.” For better or worse, the drug industry is going to have to get used to Dr. Peter Rost – and others like him.

Note: Read an excellent article on Dr. Rost and other major whistleblowers from the pharmaceutical industry. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing big pharma corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

 

Psychotropic drugs. It’s the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.

The cost in human terms is even greater — these [legal] drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.

And the death count keeps rising. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.

Before these drugs were introduced in the market, people who had these conditions would not have been given any drugs at all.

So it is the branding of a disease and it is the branding of a drug for a treament of a disease that did not exist before the industry made the disease. (Excerpt from cchr.org)

 

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