i am aghast that you put your trust in "Big Pharma"
I have just finished reading the book " Big Pharma" written by Ben Goldacre , a doctor, in 2012.
It is a very detailed critique of the ways in which these companies bury trial data,mislead doctors with deliberately flawed research , while regulators stand by. Many patients die or are harmed in this greed-driven process.
Just a few quotes for you...the book gives a much more detailed account of the industries corruption and amoral attitudes...
"in July 2012, GSK received a €3 billion fine for civil and criminal fraud, after pleading guilty to a vast range of charges around unlawful promotion of prescription drugs and failure to report safety data...(A drop in the ocean to them....they made €7.6 billion last year alone)
GSK bribed doctors....paid doctors millions of dollars to attend meetings....used sham advisory boards...
It withheld data on the antidepressant paroxetine ....gave kickbacks for the drug Lamictil, ....made false and misleading claims about the safety profile of its diabetes drug rosiglitazone... " etc...
Newspaper article praising their drugs were written by UK GPs who were also working as PR consultants for the drug companies.
In the US whistleblowers get a cut of any fines levied. In the UK, whistleblowers are sacked and silenced.
Just one more fact.
Richard Sykes was the head of GlaxoWellcome from 1995 to 2000 and then chair of GSK from 2000 to 2002 ,when many fraudulent acts took place.
He is now the chair of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and chair of the Royal Institution in London, the UKs oldest and most eminent science communication establishment.
Still trust them?