Policy Documents

Myths About The Prescription Drug Industry

Merrill Matthews, Jr. –
June 1, 2003

"For several years the pharmaceutical industry has been under attack by those who are using the industry for political purposes.  Some attack the pharmaceutical industry with the goal of establishing a government-run health care system, while others are simply seeking votes and campaign contributions from those who have long histories of opposing the industry.

But demonizing an organization is not likely to come without costs; and the demonizing of the pharmaceutical industry could result in an enormous cost to society in terms of pain not relieved, diseases not cured, and lives not saved."