Jun 24, 2022
In the first "official" episode, we take a quick tour of history and how the tobacco industry wrote the playbook for creating and leveraging conflicts of interest to manipulate science, media, government and ultimately...consumers.
If they are invented this art form, Big Pharma has perfected it.
Here is the white paper referenced throughout this episode, entitled "Inventing Conflicts of Interest: A History of Tobacco Industry Tactics:" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490543/
For a full deep-dive into the world's largest and most profitable drug cartel (aka the pharmaceutical industry), I recommend John Abramson's new book, "Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It:" https://www.harpercollins.com/products/sickening-john-abramson?variant=39935390089250