The Truth About Pharmaceutical Industry

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Melina Guzman
Mrs. Reed
Period: 4
November 7, 2011

The Truth about Pharmaceutical Industry

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction” (Erich). Living in today’s society it’s impossible for you not see advertisement for the Pharmaceutical industry. Whether it’s a billboard, a commercial or an elderly person wearing a sponsored rain jacket their advertisements are hard to miss. Every day we see these advertisements but do we bother and ask ourselves what types of people are running these Industries? What first started out as an industry to save lives is now creating a generation of pill popping silent addicts; the Pharmaceutical industry is making millions on people and their illnesses. Although the Pharmaceutical industry does provide a treatment for diseases and illnesses because of their business mindset they have become an Industry that does not have the consumer’s best interest at heart.

The Pharmaceutical Industry is defined to be “a company which provides intelligence to the pharmaceutical and health care industries” (Pharmaceutical Industry). The pharmaceutical Industry has been around for years creating advances in medicine like new vaccine’s, treatment, and even cures for diseases; however there’s something that most people don’t know about the pharmaceutical Industries. The Pharmaceutical Industry is taking advantage of the fact that many of the people in America have diseases and or illness. We are spending more and more on prescription drugs each year we as “Americans now spend a staggering $200 billion a year on prescription drugs, and that figure is growing at a rate about 12 percent a year”(Angell). The pharmaceutical Industries are making bank on all of the sick people in America.

At first glance the Pharmaceutical Industry seems to be an industry that is meant to help people with illnesses and in some cases it does, by providing...
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