Big pharma

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Interest ofJane Bürgermeister, Charles Grassley, Natural News, Pharma Watch, Powerbase, Whiteout Press
Founder ofCenter for Medicine in the Public Interest
The set of drug companies, supposedly in competition with one another, but who have interlocking interests and personnel, and who operate a revolving door with their supposed regulatory agencies, now long since captured.

Big pharma is a shorthand for referring to the large pharmaceutical companies.


Advertising and marketing is so important to big pharma that "9 out of the top 10 industry leaders spend more on marketing than on research and development".[1]

Legal cases of note

Those who are adversely affected by medications, even when not warned about them on the label, were determined in a 5-4 decision by the US Supreme Court not to be liable to financial compensation.[2]


Big Pharma spends much more on governmental lobbying than any other industry.[3]



Page nameDescription
Baxter InternationalA multi-billion dollar transnational corporation which is of interest as regards emerging diseases and vaccines.
Bayer AGOwner of Monsanto
Hoffmann-La Roche
Insys TherapeuticsBig pharma that promoted opioids
Merck & Co.
Purdue Pharma
Searle PharmaceuticalsTaken over by Monsanto in 1985.


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