Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tarnished view of wonder drugs

Philadelpihia Inquirer
Letters to the Editor 
February 21, 2008 
Your article about adverse side effects and the resulting lawsuits from atypical antipsychotic drugs (”Tarnished view of wonder drugs,” Feb. 17) is disturbing for what it reveals about the tactics the pharmaceutical industry uses to promote powerful and often harmful drugs.
Just as disturbing is that this story and most articles about pharmaceuticals are published in the business section of the paper. If your assumption is correct, namely that most people are concerned  about drug company shenanigans only if it threatens their stock earnings, then that may be the most  disturbing thing of all.
Richard G. Fried


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