world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma

Big Pharma may not do much to endear itself to patients and the general public, but the last thing it wants to do is sit on cures for serious diseases. Here's why.

mad scientist in lab
Illustration by Mathieu Beaulieu

Dr. Steven Novella joins the Fishes to talk about the follies of Big Pharma and the conspiracy theories swirling around it. Are cures really less profitable than long term treatment? Can you even keep a cure a secret in this day and age? And why are people resorting to conspiracies to answer questions addressed in just about any book about medicine and biology?

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Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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