Big Pharma

  • Big Bend: Reflections on disability, dangerous gifts, and profound transformation Big Bend: Reflections on disability, dangerous gifts, and profound transformation
    by Jacks McNamara, co-founder of The Icarus Project, which seeks to promote alternatives of looking at and dealing with what gets labeled as mental illness in our society.
  • When prescription drugs cause problems When prescription drugs cause problems
    by Julie Genser | Sometimes prescription drugs can cause new conditions that are permanent, as in the case of tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder caused by some medications.
  • America today: six threats to our future America today: six threats to our future
    America offers a lot to be thankful for, but there are also some serious problems that are eroding the very things that make America great.
  • Pharmaceutical pinball Pharmaceutical pinball
    There's a pervasive (but false) idea in western medicine that the more pharmaceuticals you take, the healthier you'll get.
  • What the Drug Companies Really Want What the Drug Companies Really Want
    Ever wonder how the drug companies REALLY want to sell pharmaceuticals? Here's the answer: Through vending machines! Bypass the doctors, advertise drugs directly to consumers, and...
  • Pharmaceutical Terrorism Pharmaceutical Terrorism
    Pharmaceuticals are now being consumed and flushed down the toilet in such huge quantities that they've become a threat to the environment. The synthetic chemicals that make up modern medicines end up in the...
  • Mental Treatment Mental Treatment
    This is, without a doubt, one of the darker comics in the CounterThink collection. But it's also very important to cover. The history of Big Pharma is traced right back to Nazi Germany, where...
  • Siamese Twins: Psychiatry & Big Pharma Siamese Twins: Psychiatry & Big Pharma
    This comic is just another way to further describe the Big Pharma / psychiatry relationship, using a familiar medical anomaly. Siamese Twins are often joined at the hip, just like drug companies and modern psychiatry.
  • The The “Question” of Health Reform
    Patricia Ann Rattray writes about how the government and corporate elite work together to silence those with environmental illness and others who threaten the status quo balance of power and profit.
  • Rebellious teens: pawns for tobacco companies Rebellious teens: pawns for tobacco companies
    by Julie Genser | When my friends and I started smoking in seventh grade at age 12, we thought we were trés cool. Some of us loved the thought of doing something our parents did but we were still considered "too young" for.
  • Negotiating with Big Pharma Negotiating with Big Pharma
    What happens when the Bush Administration negotiates drug prices with private industry using public money? To answer the question, just consider the situation with U.S. government "negotiations" over the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare...