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How they are made, why the demand, and the cost to make them.
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My Interview With Pfizer

This is my interview with the Pfizer pharmaceuticals company.

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Q- How much does your company make in a year?

A- Our company made $67.42 billion in 2011.

Q- How many people do you employ?

A- Pfizer employs over 100,000 people.

Q- How much money goes into research and development?

A- We spend about $7 billion in researching new products each year.

Q- What are some of your most well known prescription products?

A- Pfizer is the seller of medications such as Lipitor, Lyrica, Celebrex, Viagra, and Diflucan.

Q- What about some non prescription products?

A- Pfizer is the seller of products such as ChapStick, Robitussin, and Dimetapp.

Q- What is your company worth?

A- Our company has a total net worth of $67.425 billion.

 

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Lobbyists weigh in on pharmacy oversight - Washington Post

Lobbyists weigh in on pharmacy oversight - Washington Post | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Lobbyists weigh in on pharmacy oversight Washington Post Drug companies are ramping up efforts on Capitol Hill to block specialty pharmacies from mass producing drugs in lightly regulated conditions, urging lawmakers to require that these...
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the prescrtion drugs business is very tough

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Rogue Cop Christopher Dorner and Prescription Psychotropic Medications

Rogue Cop Christopher Dorner and Prescription Psychotropic Medications | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it

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linking prescription drugs to a recent story

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I wouldn't doubt he was on some psycho meds as well as most of these mass shooters and unhinged killers are lately. Sadly, the government would rather blame the weapon of choice rather than the user and take into consideration what medications they are on, their mental health historoy and what type of prescription drugs they are taking or if they are taking illegal drugs/alcohol.

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Prescription drugs to avoid during pregnancy - by Eileen Eva - Helium

Prescription drugs to avoid during pregnancy - by Eileen Eva - Helium | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
A successful pregnancy is every woman’s dream, and delivering a bouncing baby is one life’s greatest pleasures for every mother. When ..., Eileen Eva (Expecting a #baby?
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this shows how prescription drugs can be dangerous to pregnant women

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Forgery and Drug Arrest

Forgery and Drug Arrest | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Police arrest a woman they say was trying to get using a forged prescription to get drugs. (Forgery and Drug Arrest: Police arrest a woman they say was trying to get using a forged prescription to get drugs.
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this shows the extent to which people will go to get prescription drugs

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Breaking a Medicine Tablet: Is It Advisable?

Breaking a Medicine Tablet: Is It Advisable? | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Breaking or splitting a drug tablet can save money but is it wise? (Breaking a Medicine Tablet: Is It Advisable?: http://t.co/kADKZxlJSV)
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this is common among those who can't afford it

 

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How Pharmaceuticals Are Made - YouTube

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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:04 PM
this one shows how they make the drugs
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Webcast Alert: Isis Pharmaceuticals' 2012 Financial Results And Highlights ... - Daily Markets (press release)

Webcast Alert: Isis Pharmaceuticals' 2012 Financial Results And Highlights ...
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Isis Pharmaceuticals® is a registered trademark of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:05 PM
a look at the financial aspect of prescription drugs
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Generic Drugs: Questions and Answers

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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:06 PM
some answers on generic drugs questions
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The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs - Forbes

The Truly Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs - Forbes | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Developing a new medicine costs at least $4 billion, and, for some companies, as much as $11 billion.
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:07 PM
developing drugs costs more than you might think
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How Prescription Drugs Are Produced

How Prescription Drugs Are Produced | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
How Prescription Drugs Are Produced. The fact that prescription drugs will ultimately alter the physical chemistry of people requires that a comprehensive system of product development be put in place.
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a good look into the production of drugs
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Bacteria used to clean pharmaceuticals from sewage - DigitalJournal.com

Bacteria used to clean pharmaceuticals from sewage - DigitalJournal.com | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
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Bacteria used to clean pharmaceuticals from sewage
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As more and more sophisticated pharmaceutical products are used the risk of chemicals remaining in the water supply becomes higher (according to the U.S.
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we take drugs so much that the effects dont end with us

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Tainted drugs threat lingers - The Union Leader

Tainted drugs threat lingers - The Union Leader | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Tainted drugs threat lingers
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More than 750 New Hampshire patients potentially exposed to contaminated drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy last year are "not out of the woods" yet, according to state health officials.
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one of the dangers of prescription drugs

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Colorado medical-marijuana businesses have declined by 40 percent - Denver Post

Colorado medical-marijuana businesses have declined by 40 percent - Denver Post | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
WMUR Manchester Colorado medical-marijuana businesses have declined by 40 percent Denver Post When he opened his doors in 2005 as what he believes to be the first medical-marijuana dispensary in the state, he didn't know if police would come right...
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another kind of prescription drug that is "newer"

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Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Problem - MakeItBetter.net

Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Problem - MakeItBetter.net | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Teens, Prescription Drugs and the North Shore - a growing problem http://t.co/5ESwb7jIxI
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another article talking about how teens abuse drugs

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On Managing Drug Side-Effects

On Managing Drug Side-Effects | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Medications tend to have untoward reactions. Here are three strategies medical practitioner do to control some common undesirable effects.
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i like how this shows how side effects are handled

 

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Big Bucks, Big Pharma Extra: Drug Costs and PR - YouTube

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Good Vid that explains the costs of drugs
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FOX 5 Investigates: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse - MyFox Washington DC

FOX 5 Investigates: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse - MyFox Washington DC | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
FOX 5 Investigates: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
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It's an epidemic that's getting kids hooked and the consequences could be lethal. The number of teens using and abusing prescription drugs has exploded.
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:05 PM
shows how drugs can be abused
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South Africa considers onshore mandate for OTC clearing - Risk.net

South Africa considers onshore mandate for OTC clearing - Risk.net | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
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South Africa considers onshore mandate for OTC clearing
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Like many smaller markets that have signed up to the Group of 20's reform agenda, South Africa has no onshore clearing house for over-the-counter derivatives.
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:07 PM
shows the states of OTC drugs
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Drugs.com | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects

Drugs.com | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Prescription drug information and news for professionals and consumers. Search our drug database for comprehensive prescription and patient information on 24,000 drugs online
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:08 PM
side effects are a big part of drugs
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'Definition of wasteful expense': Patients demand expensive brand drugs over generic and doctors often give in

'Definition of wasteful expense': Patients demand expensive brand drugs over generic and doctors often give in | Pharmaceuticals and The World | Scoop.it
Despite the expense, about four in ten of nearly 1,900 doctors across medical specialties said they sometimes or often prescribe brand-name drugs instead of a generic because their patient wants the branded version.
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Jeff Stockman's comment, March 3, 2013 10:10 PM
wasteful spending on brand name drugs is a problem