posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 07:31 AM
Interesting statistics OP, but I have a problem with number 10.
#10 An astounding 95 percent of the “experimental medicines” that the pharmaceutical industry produces are found not to be safe and are never
approved. Of the remaining 5 percent that are approved, we often do not find out that they are deadly to us until decades later.
First off, I know it's true because I work in the IT department for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company and we have to go through yearly training
for FDA and EMA (we sell to some countries in europe too). But that statistic is a GOOD thing. It shows that the standards for qualification for safe
usage are VERY rigorous. It also shows that testing continues once the drug passes the testing phase by showing that recalls happen. Would it make you
happier if that number were a lower percentage? A higher percentage would mean drugs would be even more expensive.
Did you know that less and less drugs are being approved by the FDA
regulations are getting more and more stringent, and pharmaceutical companies are running out of combinations of different molecules to create
different drugs. In fact the pharmaceutical industry is at risk of plateauing
As it stands, the biotech pharmaceutical companies are posed to actually
overtake drug based companies
(pdf). So they are expanding into
Pills are so 1990's. Y'all need to move into the 21st century of pharmaceuticals.
edit on 4-9-2014 by Krazysh0t because: (no reason