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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



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2 Comments on “The Influence of Big Pharma in Australia”

  1. Torchy
    March 8, 2019 at 07:08 #

    I knew pharma’s influence was insidious, but boy oh boy these statistics are horrific.

    • March 12, 2019 at 15:45 #

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Torchy!

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