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Drug Corporation Scandals: Questionable Marketing,

by Ashley Pringle

It is sometimes practice for drugs to be marketed by drug corporations for purposes beyond the scope of what is actually capable or approved of those drugs, or to present drugs as necessary for conditions that donít require them, or for conditions that havenít been proven to exist. Essentially, there is a profit to be made in a drug being used by as many people as possible, so sometimes drugs are marketed in a manner which portrays them as more necessary or universally effective then they may actually be, creating a market in which profit may take precedence over drug effectiveness. This practice can be a burden to patients who are paying for treatments they donít need, and can even be dangerous when patients are prescribed drugs which they not only donít need, but may have unhealthy side effects.


 

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