Legal Drugs: US and Nicaragua
Quite a few people have talked about medicines, medical care, ... contrasting US doctors, US-made//first world-made medications and such with what is the norm in Nicaragua. For that reason, I felt this article in Natural News fits here.
I see two different issues:
- US doctors are better than Nicaragua doctors (maybe)
- US made drugs are higher quality (maybe)
The Natural News article at least gives us something to think about on both of these issues. The article is all about bribery. It doesn't mean that US doctors aren't better, it just means they may not be making decisions in your best interest. As for drug costs, maybe the US ones just cost more to pay for the concert tickets.
(NaturalNews) British registered company, GlaxoSmithKline, faces $3 billion in penalties after pleading guilty to the biggest health care fraud case in history. GSK admitted that physicians had been bribed to push potentially dangerous drugs in exchange for Madonna tickets, Hawaiian holidays, cash and lucrative speaking tours. They also admitted distributing misleading information regarding the antidepressant Paxil. The report claimed that it was suitable for children, but failed to acknowledge data from studies proving its ineffectiveness in children and adolescents.
GSK faced charges that they had used the gifts to sell three drugs that were either unsafe, or used for purposes that were not approved.