Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to allow drug companies to air direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements for prescription drugs on national television back in 1997, drug industry sales and profits have soared exponentially. Combined with its direct-to-doctor (DTD) marketing-slash-bribery schemes and the endless creation of new drugs for made-up diseases and conditions, Big Pharma has successfully created a hypochondriac society where every feeling, emotion, and unique human idiosyncrasy is considered to be a disease in need of a drug -- and millions of people have bought into the lie.
According to a fascinating and very well-written report in AlterNet, Big Pharma is in the business of marketing disease just as much as it is the drugs that supposedly treat disease.
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