Big Bucks, Big Pharma
Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs

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Susana

The same story of delusion and failure of our system to deliver to the people repeats itself in the food industry, the energy industry, any industry you can think of. However, this is specially disturbing. I no longer believe in our system. It is set up for self-destruction.

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Daddy

supremely bothersome, our system is one of failure and disturbance

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Leigh

Wow, way better than digging through the library for a source on my paper about over-medicalized women in the U.S!

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kelly.marciano.3

I love this video!

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