A generation ago, the drug industry accounted for about a third of clinical trials, while academic medical centers, using largely government funds, accounted for two-thirds of the tests. Today, that ratio is reversed. One estimate I’ve seen suggested industry spends over $20 billion a year on clinical trials, well over half of its collective research and development budget.
The time has come to ask whether our privatized system of clinical trial research is serving the nation’s health. The fact that a drug like Zetia can be approved and sold to millions of people for nearly a decade without any evidence that it actually saves lives is absurd.
“The student section booed Hoke when he failed to pull Morris out of the game, and the school newspaper has now called for him to be fired.” - Fewer and fewer Michigan students attend football games, and when they do, they boo their WAY expensive coach as he puts a concussed player back on the fie...
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