Thursday, 12 August 2010

Drug Money

The US healthcare industry is the world's biggest, with $300bn per year spent on prescription drugs. It is equally important throughout the world. But in recent years there has been a series of health scandals, and two of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have been fined US$ billions after investigations into their secret working practices.

Revelations uncovered in several civil and criminal cases have emerged of pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors. 

If you want to know more about drug company corruption, and how dangerous drugs are foisted on us, this Aljazeera investigation by Melanie Newman and Chris Woods reveals how ConMed is making massive profits, and making us unhealthy.