Adverse Drug Reactions

An article in 1998 claimed that adverse drug reactions may cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the US alone. So when those prescription drug commercials say “and in rare cases, death,” they are not lying!


#5 Ads not supported by evidence

According to the British Medical Journal, only about 6% of drug advertising material is supported by scientific evidence. Always talk to a doctor before making an investment in one!

#4 It’s the most profitable industry

Every year since 1982, the pharmaceutical industry has been the most profitable. In fact, it has averaged 3 times the return on revenue more than the average return from any other industry represented in the global Fortune 500,


#3 Seniors

90% of senior citizens take daily prescriptions costing them $1,500 per year, and 1 in 4 skip doses to reduce their cost. It’s pretty jarring when a company’s desire for higher profits can put an individual at risk.


#2 12% per year

In America, the cost of prescription drugs rises by 12% each year. That comes out to about $200 billion every year. If you need prescription drugs, we hope your pockets are growing deeper!

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#1 Mark-ups

Xanax is marked up 569,958% from the cost of its active ingredients. It’s an extreme example, but it is by no means an exception: Most pharmaceutical companies mark-up the price of their drugs by an extraordinary amount.

*Diakses 25 Juni 2013.

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