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Obsessed by Profits: Big Pharma and the Corruption of Health

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This chapter starts with an overall description of Big Pharma, goes on to discuss the consequences of drug companies’ overriding objective of increasing sales in order to increase profits, and finally comments on the negative effects of neoliberalism.

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Joel Lexchin

Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.