Johnson and Johnson reportedly agreed to pay up to $2.2 billion for illegally promoting a variety of drugs, primarily the atypical antipsychotic Risperdal — and even that giant settlement with the government doesn’t resolve several other state lawsuits against the company, seeking billions more, for related offenses. In 2009, Eli Lilly was similarly made to pay $1.4 billion in fines related mainly to the illegal marketing of its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa, Eli Lilly made $67 BILLION on Zyprexa! 615 million of that to settle criminal charges. The charges against Lilly involved selling Zyprexa to doctors for use in children, despite the fact that it was not approved for this age group. Bristol Myers Squibb paid $515 million in 2007 to settle charges that it also illegally pushed its antipsychotic Abilify to child psychiatrists. Pfizer paid out $301 million in a similar case related to its drug Geodon. AstraZeneca paid out $520 million to settle charges over the drug Seroquel. In all of these cases, the drugs were sold for unapproved use in youth...
Originally posted by crankySamurai
I'm not sure why you say it is capitalist that are the cause of this. This is not free market medicine, it is government regulated, mandated, and monopolized by state licensing. Not even close to capitalism. Get your stuff straight.
None of the drugs given ever address the source of the imbalance or illness. At best they numb or attempt to cover up the symptoms, hence the reason why government supports this type of medical system so strongly. These people do not want a healthy and clear headed population, the doped up one serves them just fine.edit on 5-1-2013 by crankySamurai because: (no reason given)