By the way, I don’t think the drug companies are saints either, but I can understand their pov.
Yeah, I spent much of my life working for a big corporation, and such do plenty of dumb things. However, Big Pharma is in a particularly difficult situation, being caught in a bind between cheap generic drugs, hostility from the Left and in particular antivaxxers / natural health geeks, and the need to make a profit or go out of business. Couple to that the fact that it's not easy to come up with a particularly worthwhile new drug any more; the low-hanging fruit is gone.
As for shyster lawyers, they troll for opportunities to slam class-action suits on suckers. I still get junk mail from shady law firms saying I should sign up for their class-action suit. Yeah, so you can get a big fat settlement, and I get peanuts at best. There's suckers on both ends.
Edited by mrg, 26 May 2017 - 06:50 AM.