Big Pharma may also refer to the pharmaceutical lobby.

Big Pharma: How the World's Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness is a 2006 book by British journalist Jacky Law. The book examines how major pharmaceutical companies determine which health care problems are publicised and researched.[1]

Outlining the history of the pharmaceutical industry, Law identifies what she says is the failure of a regulatory framework that assumes pharmaceutical companies always produce worthwhile products that society will want.[1]

Law has written about healthcare for 25 years, seven of them as associate editor of Scrip Magazine, a monthly magazine for the drugs industry.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Ike Iheanacho (18 March 2006). "Big Pharma: How the World's Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness". BMJ. 332 (7542): 672. doi:10.1136/bmj.332.7542.672. PMC 1403244.
  2. ^ "Big Pharma: How the World's Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness". National Health Federation. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-05-02.

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