The Pharmaceutical Industry Must Join America


Title:
The Pharmaceutical Industry Must Join America
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Date:
22 January 1960
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.
Location:
Box: 11. Folder: 7
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Drug Industry, Drug Costs, Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines, Hospitals, Psychiatric, and Health Policy
Format:
Text
Extent:
32 pages
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
TGBBBR
NLM ID:
101743403X14
Profiles Collection:
The Mike Gorman Papers
Story Section:
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963