Every adult in this country needs to look at this 60 Minutes report on how Big Pharma is controlling our government to protect their profits.
Here is the transcript of the segment recently aired - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/29/60minutes/main2625305.shtml
Please read the comments posted below the transcript of the show also.
Here is the link to the video of the 60 minutes segment -
(Be aware you will have to watch a commercial for 30 seconds ahead of the main event.)
The obvious ways in which politicians are paid off by leaving government to work for Big Pharma jobs is well documented. Does anyone remember what the term "pork-barreling" meant in politics?
Then wonder what are we going to do to stop this uncontrolled influence that will help bankrupt the health care system of this fine country. One of more sickening facts - there are more than 2 Big Pharma lobbyists for each elected member of government in Washington. Isn't that a little much?
I know this lobbying all too well. I am being visited by up to 5 different sales reps for each big drug and I'm getting sick of it. I'm ready to tell the reps that I am limiting each drug to having just one rep come to my office. The enormous cost of all these sales people to our drug costs is going unchecked and Congress will never control any of this unless the electorate starts to do a lot of screaming.
I'd welcome your comments posted here to all of this and a big round of applause to 60 Minutes for this excellent production. I hope they continue to expose this lobbying. It's this same lobbying which is being used to get rid of compounded pharmaceuticals which I have recently written about here.