Shocking corruption in drug companies

Drug companies bribe doctors directly so their medicines are more likely to be prescribed. GlaxoSmithKline or GSK, the seventh largest drug manufacturing company in the world with a total revenue of US$ 36,566 million in 2015, pleaded guilty to unlawful promotion of a drug by name paroxetine for depression among children below 18 years of age. GSK knew well from its own studies that when the drug is administered to children below 18 years it can actually increase the incidence of suicide in children. Pleading guilty of its misdeed, GSK paid $3 billion, the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the US history, to resolve its criminal liability.

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