- 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.
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.
Law has written about healthcare for 25 years, seven of them as associate editor of Scrip Magazine, a monthly magazine for the drugs industry.
- Bad Pharma (2012) by Ben Goldacre
- Side Effects (2008) by Alison Bass
- Lists about the pharmaceutical industry
- Big Pharma conspiracy theory
- 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.
- "Big Pharma: How the World's Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness". National Health Federation. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-05-02.