When it comes right down to it, drug companies don’t look at us as patients, they look at us as consumers. Their primary goal is not to discover new drugs to make us healthier, but rather to make their shareholders happy by keeping short term profits up.
Unfair, you say? But unfortunately, quite true. Let’s look at some big ways the major drug companies put profits ahead of patients. Here are five drug industry tactics that serve to put their bottom lines above the country’s welfare: