n South African Medical Journal - How big pharma and regulators fail clinicians : izindaba
|Article Title||How big pharma and regulators fail clinicians : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Jul 2013|
|Pages||440 - 441|
Generalists daily make poor evidence-based decisions because regulatory and ethics committees fail them and drug companies habitually misrepresent products. The pervasiveness of this perversion - at least overseas - is best illustrated by the equivalent of R131.4 billion in healthcare fraud settlements made by pharmaceutical corporates in the USA over the last 10 years, with the most recent individual company fines breaking all records.
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