Medicine and industry

From: Doctors in Denial


Outlines how the alliance between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community developed; economics, Medicare and patents were factors.


Joel Lexchin MD

JOEL LEXCHIN, MD, is an internationally-recognized expert in pharmaceutical policy. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and has spent over thirty years working as an emergency physician in the Toronto area. He taught health policy and is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. He has been an advocate for change in pharmaceutical policy for thirty-five years, has appeared before numerous parliamentary committees, and has authored or co-authored over 150 articles about all aspects of how medicines are developed and used.