Editorial del British Medical Journal que dice, entre otras cuantas cosas:
“nine of the 10 largest drug companies were bound by corporate integrity agreements under civil and criminal settlements or judgments in the United States. The corporate activity that has led to recent government investigations has involved unethical and unlawful practices that are well beyond mere administrative offences.
Whistleblowers’ and other “insider” accounts in the US typically include allegations that companies systematically planned complex marketing campaigns to increase drug sales, which involved illegal and fraudulent activities. These included active promotion of off label, or otherwise inappropriate, use of drugs, despite company knowledge that such use could seriously harm patients. ”
Al referirse a la falta de medidas de castigo de gravedad apropiada el BMJ dice: “Such timid regulatory behaviour may be symptomatic of the extent to which regulators have been encouraged by governments to be responsive to the commercial interests of industry and to view large drug firms as clients whose fees increasingly fund these agencies.”
Ver Wikipedia “The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) was a law passed by the United States Congress in 1992 which allowed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect fees from drug manufacturers to fund the new drug approval process.”
Esta gente -bioeticistas de USA y Europa – pretende pontificar sobre corrupción, y darnos clase, cuando tiene la corrupción instalada hasta los huesos del sistema, y además legalizada, tal como lo denuncia el BMJ.