More Pills For Kids? Big Pharma's Campaign To Medicate

08/08/2011 02:13 pm ET | Updated Oct 08, 2011
  • The Fix

Given the high-risk nature of drug development, Big Pharma has tried all manner of dark arts to increase its odds. Clinical trials that produce negative data -- including health risks -- are hidden from the FDA. Early signals of serious side effects are covered up, as are promised follow-up studies upon which approval is conditioned. Like other industries, pharma and its lobbyists have regulators and Congress by the balls.

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