Big Pharma and its Public Relations Stategies

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It seems that the only hope Big Pharma has to succeed in the years to come is to use widespread propaganda, the bribery of lawmakers, and other improper and immoral means in order to retain its monopoly on healing.

The use of such improper and immoral means to retain market share is is due to the fact that the great majority of pharmaceutical drugs are a fraud. Drugs are NOT the proper manner in which to heal a myriad of illnesses…. essential nutrients, dietary correction, “gut correction”, detoxification, and other natural measures are.

Allen

Big Pharma Spin Doctors Gather to Plot New Public Relations Strategies for Influencing the FDA, Popular Press

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Concerned by the increasingly negative public image of their industry, pharmaceutical companies are meeting with major public relations associations in a conference intended to plan public relations strategies for the coming months.

According to a press release, the First Annual Pharmaceutical Public Relations Symposium is intended to “cover key issues and challenges [that drug] companies face in an industry that is under ongoing political and media scrutiny.”

Discussion topics at the one-day conference include “enhancing corporate reputation, social responsibility, issues management, measurement of PR activities and merger of acquisition public relations strategies.”

Participants include pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, Serono (owned by Merck) and Wyeth and public relations firms Cision, EXL Pharma, Feinstein Kean Healthcare and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Some of these, such as EXL Pharma are specifically devoted to public relations for the pharmaceutical industry. The press release describes EXL Pharma as “an emerging leader in developing innovative, educational events that serve the healthcare community and allied professionals.” The company also organizes the yearly Public Relations and Communications Summit for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Technology.

“It is exciting to have partnered with PRSA and Cision to bring pharmaceutical public relations professionals a one-day refresher symposium on top-of-mind issues for the industry as we head into 2008,” said EXL Pharma’s managing director, Bryon Main. “This industry will be under even higher scrutiny in an election year.”

Main promised to help attendees figure out how to “improve the perception” of their companies and products “among key stakeholders.”

Critics of the pharmaceutical industry, however, call the conference a “Big Pharma spin camp.” Consumer health advocate Mike Adams said, “This conference is an event that, in my opinion, focuses on teaching marketing people how to lie to the public about the dangers of pharmaceuticals. It’s all a desperate effort to continue to deceive lawmakers, politicians and consumers about the harmful effects of pharmaceuticals and the complete lack of honest evidence showing their usefulness.”

Representatives from the FDA will also participate in the conference, and will give a speech entitled “Communicating More Effectively with the FDA.” The FDA employees will tell pharmaceutical companies what to expect as the agency’s key priorities in 2008.

“That’s not difficult to guess,” said Adams. “The FDA’s key priorities are to promote drugs and outlaw or censor anything that competes with drugs.”

Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

Comment: Rather than focus on how to prevent and cure disease, the pharmaceutical industry spends its time and money discussing how to spin PR so as to maintain a positive image – and thereby positive cash flow. In all, the pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on PR than it does on research and development; and these figures are very telling when it comes to Big Pharma’s priorities. For over a decade, Dr. Rath has been fighting to expose the pharmaceutical business with disease. At first, many people did not believe that the world’s major pharmaceutical industries would be so immoral as to seek to expand disease in order to maximize profits. Today, more and more people have awakened to this sad fact, and are demanding answers. This is the reason why Big Pharma has to spend so much on PR, but no matter how hard they fight it, the truth is slowly becoming public knowledge. To learn more about Dr. Rath’s instrumental role in combating the business with disease, please click here.

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