Martha Rosenberg and Kellia Ramares-Watson discuss how big pharmacy companies promote the massive number of prescriptions written in the US, including many that may be inappropriate or downright dangerous – and many of them paid with taxpayer dollars or heavily promoted by public institutions. Women and children, the poor and the incarcerated are especially vulnerable to being guinea pigs for patented drugs today.

Martha Rosenberg, Chicago-based author of the book Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

WINGS #20-12 Mother’s Little Helper by Kellia Ramares-Watson and WINGS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at wings@wings.org.

Produced by Kellia Ramares-Watson; series producer, Frieda Werden; incidental music clip, Matt Sully (covering the Rolling Stones cover of the Beatles’ Mother’s Little Helper.

 

ON WINGS | September 22, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Mother’s Little Helper

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Martha Rosenberg and Kellia Ramares-Watson discuss how big pharmacy companies promote the massive number of prescriptions written in the US, including many that may be inappropriate or downright dangerous – and many of them paid with taxpayer dollars or heavily promoted by public institutions. Women and children, the poor and the incarcerated are especially vulnerable to being guinea pigs for patented drugs today.

Martha Rosenberg, Chicago-based author of the book Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

WINGS #20-12 Mother’s Little Helper by Kellia Ramares-Watson and WINGS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at wings@wings.org.

Produced by Kellia Ramares-Watson; series producer, Frieda Werden; incidental music clip, Matt Sully (covering the Rolling Stones cover of the Beatles’ Mother’s Little Helper.

 

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