The Influence of Big Pharma in Australia
An oligopoly of pharmaceutical giants continue to influence Australia politics, media and regulatory industries, to promote an agenda of consumption over healing, disinformation over informed discussion and manipulation over security of their products.
Prescription drug addiction continues to fly under the radar as the leading cause of drug-induced deaths across the country – information suppressed to ensure medical giants continue to profit off pain and addiction.
Big Pharma’s footprint in Australia is undeniable, from documented statistics and policies, lobbying and bribery, national systems to monitor customer behaviour and the destruction of the natural medicines industry.
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SOURCES AND MATERIAL
Prescription drug abuse is a ‘national emergency’, Australian Medical Association says | ABC
United Nation’s 2014 World Drug Report | Daily Telegraph
Drug induced deaths at highest rate since late 90s | Australian Bureau of Statistics
James Eynstone-Hinkins, Director of Health and Vital Statistics at the ABS:
“There were 1,808 drug induced deaths in 2016, with those deaths most commonly associated with Benzodiazepines and Oxycodone.
These are both prescription drugs which are used to manage anxiety and pain respectively.”
How big pharma could be influencing your healthcare | The University of Sydney
Does industry-sponsored education foster overdiagnosis and overtreatment of depression, osteoporosis and overactive bladder syndrome? An Australian cohort study | BMJ Journals
Big pharma’s cash splash on nurses, dietitians and pharmacists for services | ABC
Pharmaceutical industry donates millions to both Australian political parties | The Guardian
The opioid crisis and why Australia is cracking down on codeine | The Guardian
Revealed: Big Pharma can access My Health Record | TOTT News
My Health Record data breached 77 times in 24 months | TOTT News
The end of natural medicine in Australia? | TOTT News
4 thoughts on “The Influence of Big Pharma in Australia”
I knew pharma’s influence was insidious, but boy oh boy these statistics are horrific.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Torchy!