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What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know

What Big Pharma Doesn't Want You to Know

What is big pharma? The collective term refers to the pharmaceutical industry, such as large corporations like Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. These companies have a global footprint and impact many political decisions. The term big pharma is attached to a negative picture that looks like mass population control. Although there are benefits to the large corporations like popular healthcare products that are available, what big pharma doesn't want you to know may make you rethink your next medical purchase.

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A Popular Big Pharma Conspiracy Theory

A significant theory that is often debated is if big pharma companies create illnesses so people will have to purchase medicines and receive vaccines. Plus, these elite corporations have no desire to fund research or cure deadly diseases since this would impact their bottom line. So people don’t trust big pharma because of these accusations, but there is a constant lack of evidence to prove that these corporations are one hundred percent guilty. Still, evidence suggests that they are not entirely innocent either.

Another popular theory includes doctors and big pharma. The theories tend to tie together since doctors may be attached to the corporations that are making global medical impacts. Doctors will work under these corporations, protect insurance companies' needs, and possibly not cure people who can not afford medical attention or specific prescription drugs. Many believe big pharma is making us sick since those who can afford medicine often get addicted, experience adverse side effects, or reach overdose.

Other theories include the cancer cure that was discovered years ago but is kept secret from the public. In this case, more people who are sick will need medicine, funding the big pharma companies. In addition, the vaccine conspiracy involving drug companies is a major concern, especially during COVID. In 2020, the global revenue of the pharmaceutical sector was estimated to be $1,265.2 trillion dollars!1

The Truth About the Medical Industry

So, why is big pharma bad? If you desire to research more about these theories and come to a conclusion, feel free. However, what big pharma doesn't want you to know is that it is linked to the opioid epidemic. Opioids are highly addictive painkillers that are manufactured and specially designed with the help of opiates which are naturally found in the opium poppy plant.

Heroin was banned in 1914, but big pharma allowed the demand for OxyContin, a drug that gives very similar effects but in a slower amount of time, to be sold on the market. OxyContin dominated the market, quickly surpassing one billion dollars annually in less than five years.

Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company, took extreme measures by purposely choosing not as highly trained physicians to prescribe the addictive drug. There are other instances where big companies played a role in the opioid crisis since there are hundreds of synthetic opioids on the market that are proven to cause physical dependence.

Addiction Treatment at Banyan Treatment Centers Heartland

At our Heartland recovery center, we offer opioid and prescription pill addiction treatment, as well as other substance treatment. We understand addiction is different for everyone and our medical staff provides a clean and safe environment for patients to undergo the detox process. Our unique services include a relapse prevention program available to patients after treatment so they can look forward to long-term sobriety.


Please, speak to a professional at Banyan Heartland by calling 888-280-4763 and asking about our intensive outpatient program to get started on your recovery journey!



  1. UNIMELB - https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2021/10/01/the-big-pharma-conspiracy/


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
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