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If the left opposes all conspiracy theories, then do they concede that Big Pharma isn't lobbying the US government to screw over the people?

No wonder Biden is doing their bidding.

The Big Pharma conspiracy theory is a group of conspiracy theories that claim that the medical community in general and pharmaceutical companies in particular, especially large corporations, operate for sinister purposes and against the public good, and that they allegedly conceal effective treatments, or even cause and worsen a wide range of diseases.[1][2] Specific variations of the conspiracy theory have included the claim that natural alternative remedies to health problems are being suppressed, the claim that drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS are ineffective and harmful, and the claim that a cure for all cancers has been discovered but hidden from the public. In each case the conspiracy theorists have blamed pharmaceutical companies' search for profits. A range of authors have shown these claims to be false, though some of these authors nevertheless maintain that other criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry are legitimate.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

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Then you're a conspiracy theory anon

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conspiracy theorist 

Update 3:

It's a conspiracy theory commies 

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appeal to experience frombrum

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  • troi
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    3 months ago
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    "The Left" only opposes [STUPID] conspiracy theories like that Qanon

    nonsense.

    Big Co, especially Big pharma, ALL lobby the govt.  Here's my source that blows your point:

    Wouters, Olivier J. (2020). "Lobbying Expenditures and Campaign Contributions by the [Pharmaceutical] and Health Product Industry in the United States, 1999-2018". JAMA Internal Medicine. 180 (5): 688–697. 

    And its no conspiracy theory.  Big pharma likes big profits.  If that means making up  new illnesses like, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, (jeez, come on) means profits.  Then there's pills they spend tons

    of money averting with 25 min. commercials. Then,

    there's pills to manage the side effects from the pills the just sold you for your restless leg.

    Hypochondriacs are Big Pharmas wet dream.  Big Pharma has been aware, for years, of how easily hypochondriacs can be convinced (easy like trump supporters) they have an illness, so they took everyday aches and pains that one gets as they grow older, and gave it a name, "fibromyalgia".  All of a sudden folks over the age of 30 (ish) 

    who had muscle aches now have this ghastly infirmity that requires medication.

    Capitalism and greed.  Its all about the money.

  • 3 months ago

    It is well documented that whatever company it is abuses selling oxycontin a ridiculous millions in a town in Kentucky gets fined and the bottom line is they make billions.

  • 3 months ago

    that's not a conspiracy theory as we have actually seen them do it

    see the difference

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The US has a great healthcare system - for making profits. Not a great system for providing healthcare services...

    That’s hardly a conspiracy theory. It’s just a statement of fact. The US puts more money into healthcare per capita than most other countries and still most people in the US are just one illness away from bankruptcy. So what is the aim of the healthcare system?

    I don’t think pharmaceutical companies are deliberately concealing effective treatments but their primary aim is making profits...

    It’s also partially linked to the fact that the US is such a litigious country. People sue each other for things that people in other countries would never sue for. 

    And insurance in the US is also prohibitively expensive...

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