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Virapen alleged that he gave a $30,000 bribe, along with promises of future payoffs, to a Swedish official to expedite the approval process, which normally can take between one and nine years.
However, when Eli Lilly balked at giving
a 5 milligram sample of the drug to Swedish officials for testing,
they denied the approval of Prozac and Virapen was subsequently
fired for failing to get the drug approved.
He declared that the drug companies,
...and are only focused on making money for their shareholders.
To bolster his argument, he cited the massive amounts of money that have allegedly gone towards drug research and claimed that, in the last 50 years, no medicine has truly been developed to cure any actual diseases.
On where that money really goes, he
theorized that it gets funneled to politicians, universities, and
insurance companies in order to consolidate more power for Big
As an example of this power, Virapen cited the fines that have been levied against pharmaceutical companies for illegal marketing, a dangerous practice that can result in the death of misprescribed patients.
According to him, the profits from the sale of those drugs far outweigh the imposed penalties.
Therefore, the pharmaceutical companies will pay the fines so that then they can keep selling medicine, rather than take the battle to court and risk having the sale of the drug halted while the case is pending.