The Pharmaceutical Industry Must Join America


Title:
The Pharmaceutical Industry Must Join America
Description:
Gorman criticized American pharmaceutical manufacturers for keeping the prices of new drugs (e.g., anti-psychotic tranquilizers) unaffordably high for some patients, for spending far too much on advertising new drugs, for flooding the market with "new" drugs that were minor variations on older drugs, for inflating the amount the industry spent on original research, and for behaving as though drug patents were more precious than human lives. The hearings of the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Estes Kefauver, extended over several years and included several other large industries.
Extent:
32 pages
Date Created:
22 January 1960
Creator:
Gorman, Mike (Mike Gorman)
Right Type:
Public Domain
Subject:
Drug Industry, Drug Costs, Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines, Hospitals, Psychiatric, and Health Policy
Profiles in Science ID:
TGBBBR
NLM ID:
101743403X14
Genre:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 11. Folder: 7