Big Pharma gets skewered by John Oliver; you need to see this hilarious take on the industry
John Oliver, formerly of the Daily Show has been making waves on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Its no secret that we as Americans take more drugs than anyone else and the drug industry has a huge amount of influence on what your doctor prescribes, because of the way they market.
The drug companies spend more money on marketing and paying off doctors to convince them to recommend their medications than they do on research. Is it no wonder we spend so much on drugs and why the cost so much; they buy the doctors who then prescribe to their liking. While many doctors go against the grain with recommending drugs and refuse to play the game, some doctors have sold their patients a bill of goods.
Check out John Oliver’s take on the pharmaceutical industry.