I want to say that I am shocked, but sadly I am not. Especially since we are one of just a few country’s that allow medication ads on television
With the exception of CBS, every major media outlet in the United States shares at least one board member with at least one pharmaceutical company. To put that into perspective: These board members wake up, go to a meeting at Merck or Pfizer, then they have their driver take them over to a meeting with NBC to decide what kind of programming that network is going to air. America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio discusses the connection between Big Pharma and Mainstream Media outlets.