How Big Pharma is Killing Thousands

How Big Pharma greed is killing tens of thousands around the world: Patients are over-medicated and often given profitable drugs with ‘little proven benefits,’ leading doctors warn

– Queen’s former doctor, Sir Richard Thompson, has backed new campaig
– Experts calling for urgent public enquiry into drugs firms’ ‘murky’ practices
– They say too much medicine is doing more harm than good worldwide
– And claim many drugs such as statins are less effective than thought

The Queen’s former doctor has called for an urgent public enquiry into drugs firms’ ‘murky’ practices.

Sir Richard Thompson, former-president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal doctor to the Queen for 21 years, warned tonight that many medicines are less effective than thought.

The physician is one of a group of six eminent doctors who today warn about the influence of pharmaceutical companies on drugs prescribing.

The experts, led by NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, claim that too often patients are given useless – and sometimes harmful – drugs that they do not need.

They maintain drugs companies are developing medicines they can profit from, rather than those which are likely to be the most beneficial.