Did you know that pharmaceutical companies spend an average of 4 billion dollars a year marketing to patients?
That may sound like a lot but wait till you hear this:
These same companies spend upwards of 25 billion dollars per year marketing to the doctors that prescribe you these medicines!
It turns out that nine out of the top ten drug makers spend more money on marketing than they do on research.
Does anyone else sense a conflict of interest? This in fact, is just the tip of the iceberg. This problem is so huge there was even a government website created where people can go to search for their own doctors and see what types of “gifts”, money, food, etc their doctors have taken and from which pharmaceutical companies.
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In this hilarious and horrifying video, John Oliver lays out the facts about the little known world of pharmaceutical marketing.