These 13 Corporations Are “Big Pharma”: Their History, Crimes, and Products

These 13 Corporations Are “Big Pharma”: Their History, Crimes, and Products

In our society, we often correlate legality with safety.  We use household products, spray pesticides, and religiously consume drugs such as ritalin, adderall, oxycontin, and prozac.
We consume all of this, but how many know who made the drugs, and where the corporations came from? Who produces the chemicals we trust on a daily basis?
These 13 corporations tend to be a blind spot in our understanding of history.
Tens of thousands of American toddlers are being prescribed Amphetamine; a result of this blind spot.
Neos Therapeutics is responsible for candy flavored children’s Amphetamine, sold as Adzenys. Shire created Adderall.
An understanding of Big Pharma is conducive to a big picture understanding of the world and power itself: it is an essential puzzle piece in understanding disease, hegemony, and health.
For instance, we have Purdue.
Purdue Pharma was created in 1892 New York. They are arguably responsible for the epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States, producing Hydrocodone, OxyContin, Fentanyl, Codeine, Hydromorphone, and Oxycodone.
Novartis is the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporation by revenue, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, a 1996 merger between Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz.
Novartis is responsible for many drugs, from Ritalin to LSD.

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