Karen De Coster
October 10, 2009
Ronit Ridberg has given the world a marvelous look into the fraudulent, Big Government-Big Pharma complex with his documentary film, Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs. It’s a bit dated, from 2006, but certainly, that is no hindrance to the message of the film. It’s an hour long, but worth every minute of your time. Below, I have compiled a list of some interesting points from the film. I have also included a lot of my own thoughts from my research on issues brought up in the film, so not all of the material I have presented is contained within the documentary.
Big Pharma is a monster that’s long been out of control, and that is due to its chief enabler, big government, whose bureaucrats profit immensely from promoting Big Pharma’s agenda to grow and protect its profits. In spite of what Michael Moore would say, this arrangement is not capitalism, or as he means it, the free market. It is state capitalism, or, as some may call it, socialist corporatism.
Industry professionals discuss how Big Pharma normalizes obscure health problems, making them appear common in order to create a new market with a demand for prescription drugs. One Doc interviewed calls this “disease mongering.” For example, after the commercials appeared from GlaxoKlineSmith, suddenly everyone seemed to have Restless Leg Syndrome.
Perhaps a most disturbing trend brought up in the film is the wacky, wild world of “things just ain’t right” disorders. Whether it’s “generalized anxiety disorder,” “major depressive disorder,” “panic disorder,” “acute social phobia,” or finally, the celebrated “social anxiety disorder,” there’s a disorder to fit you and explain away your day-to-day problems.
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