The Vaguest of Insights Into theWorks at Hand
Adrug company is a business which is at the same time like, as well asunlike any other. This is because the very people whose jobdescription involves protecting our well-being, are also the samepeople who have to earn a living out of it.
Namely,these companies, or corporations if you wish, have got executiveofficers. These officers report to board member, whom in turn reportto stock holders. The stock holders are in turn not interested in thewell-being of the general public, but are instead interested solely inmaking a profit out of their investments.
Sowith this said, it is easy to see how a chemist at a drug company mayhave all the will in the world to make a difference for the better,and is absolutely powerless when it comes to doing something about itbecause of the people on top – namely the stock holders and such.
Following the Money...
Abusiness which does not earn its share is not really a business,isn't it? This is why drug companies are under tremendous pressurefrom two completely opposite sides. One of them is to make a lot ofpeople happy (and rich), the other is to (opposed to the former)keep in mind the best interests of the people who need the medicalattention the most.
Andbecause a drug company is, after all, a business, it is obvious whythey tend to invest in the more profitable rather than humanitariancause. This is not to be mistaken for and sure as the sun rises on the east is not the result of conspiracy, but is rather amongst thesimplest of facts of life, which include prioritizing goals accordingto one's very own needs first, and other people's needs second.
Also,like any other company a drug company knows that the consumer is thebest person to go to when it is time to get some more green. Andthat's why they attempt to do it directly, rather than looking for themoney elsewhere.
Anotherreason drug companies tend to (some would dare say) mis-invest moneyis adverts. Millions upon millions are spent to get the consumer(that is to say the patient) to ask a doctor about a particulardrug. And this is done, for the most part, via tv ads and such.
Andthis is in stark contrast with their previously mentioned moralobligation to keep the best interest of the people's well-being inmind.
Concerning UnnaturalDrugs and Natural Products
Thereare claims of the drugs, being unnatural substances, causing a numberof diseases as the byproduct of their treatment. And because of thefact that only natural found supplements (as opposed to syntheticdrugs) can heal the body, it is always a better idea to use naturalhealth products than it is to get a over-the-counter drug, if the alternative already exists.