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People & Power investigates fraud and corruption in the US pharmaceutical industry.
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2010 17:04 GMT

 

The US healthcare industry is the world's biggest, with $300bn per year spent on prescription drugs.
 
For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.
 
But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US.

Two of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have been fined billions of dollars after investigations into their secret working practices.
 
What these cases have revealed will change the way the drug industry is perceived forever.

Revelations have emerged of pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors.
 
This investigation by Melanie Newman and Chris Woods reveals how healthcare became unhealthy profit.

This episode of People & Power airs from Wednesday, August 11, at the following times: Wednesday: 0600, 1230; Thursday: 0130, 1400, 1930; Friday: 0630, 1630; Saturday: 0330, 2030; Sunday: 0030, 0530; Monday: 0830.

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