DRUG WAR Prescription Drug Makers Profit at Seniors' Expense

VIEWPOINT: Public Citizen Advocacy Group

So you think you know about prescription drugs? OK, let's see:

1) What little pill was more heavily advertised in 2000 than Bud and Pepsi?

2) What drug company had more profits in 2001 than all of the Fortune 500 homebuilding, apparel, railroad and publishing companies combined?

3) How many of the 50 most popular drugs were discovered with taxpayer-funded research?

4) Compared to all other industries, how much higher or lower is the federal tax burden on the drug industry?

Answers: 1) Vioxx; 2) Pfizer; 3) 45 and 4) 40% lower...

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