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The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased from 3 million in 1971 to 9.8 million in 2001 and 11.7 million in 2007—an increase from 1.5% to 4% of the U.S. population. Perhaps no group in the US population is more dependent upon Big Pharma and drug advances than the cancer survivor group and those who will soon be diagnosed with cancer. That reality brings us to the creation of the following archive.

WHO▶ is Big Pharma? The pharmaceutical lobby, also known as "Big Pharma" or the drug lobby, refers to the representatives of large pharmaceutical and biomedicine companies who seek to influence governments, the media and other institutions in favor of the pharmaceutical industry and its products.▶

WHAT▶ is the Big Pharma conspiracy theory?▶According to the Big Pharma conspiracy theory the medical establishment in general, and pharmaceutical companies in particular, operate for sinister purposes and against the public good.▶

WHEN▶ did Big Pharma become too big to prosecute?▶ No one knows for sure, but much of the problem with the excesses, abuses, and the general public awareness about the alleged conspiracy of Big Pharma is largely traced to Federal government actions that created the Medicare system (circa 1965).▶

WHERE▶ is Big Pharma entrenched today?▶ The answer is everywhere due to the pervasive nature of the health care system. At one time or another, every human being will be prescribed some type of drug and that means that everyone will come under the influence of Big Pharma. Even if you are free of taking prescriptions at this time, if you are a tax payer, you are responsible for a share of what the government expends to support Big Pharma.▶

WHY▶ is Big Pharma secretive about drug prices?▶According to this LATIMES source, even though the price tag for easy-to-use, lifesaving devices and drugs are ridiculous and indefensible, there’s no need to worry because backroom deals by assorted players in the healthcare food chain make that price tag meaningless.▶

HOW▶ does Big Pharma control the marketplace?▶“Our system of healthcare financing is the most cynical such system in the world,” said Uwe Reinhardt, a healthcare economist at Princeton University. “It starts with the opaque hospital bill and ends with the opaque system of product pricing and the disgrace of surprise medical bills. Americans can rightly be ashamed of these arrangements.”▶

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