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The myth of the big bad drug companies
Epstein, a law professor at the University of Chicago, takes on the myth that pharmaceutical companies are irresponsible behemoths who ought to be considered enemies of the public health.
THE PHARMACEUTICAL industry is getting bad press. Recent books by Marcia Angell, the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Jerome Kassirer, another former editor of the journal, have harshly condemned the industry for recklessness, insensitivity and all–consuming greed. They gain sales by spicing up their titles with inflammatory phrases about "deception," "complicity" and how drug companies "endanger your health."
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