We’ve blogged here quite a bit about Michael Moore’s “Sicko” , which we hope will finally take public outrage over the top to force reform of Big Pharma.
But I think Moore is really only half the story.
The other shoe that’s dropping on Big Pharma is us — the blogosphere and social networks that are revealing truths about this industry that the traditional media has failed to report.
The most damning of the videos are two five-minute segments — one from a former sales rep for Eli Lilly and Co.’s antipsychotic Zyprexa, who reveals what Lilly officials told him to say about the drug’s side effects. The other is a trailer for a 46-minute documentary called “Big Bucks, Big Pharma” from the Media Education Foundation, a Northampton, Mass., group that produces and distributes films intended to “inspire reflection” about American mass media.
Ad Age reports that all the negative attention has Big Pharma in a panic. Might we suggest an Ativan?
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