What have the WikiLeaks cables given the public? For those who care about such things, we now have a much clearer and documented view of the actual policies carried out by the US government, and also by many other governments.
Therefore, it is up to regulators to ensure that dangerous drugs are kept off the airwaves -- as well as off the shelves. The use of clever marketing to mask the potential risks of popular products is a universal issue.
The importance of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to our economy is indisputable. Even more important than the dollars and cents, are the life-saving medicines these companies are developing.
Increasingly it's becoming difficult or even impossible for companies to achieve breakthrough success without changing their entire industry's modus operandi. From the many examples, let's look at five.
It is bizarre that the specific individuals who perpetrate these criminal schemes are nearly never held responsible. The latest slap on the wrist for Big Pharma this week shows that nothing has changed.