Katherine Heigl’s character comes to life
By now, many of you have heard the name John Kopchinski, the former drug rep who blew the lid on Pfizer’s “appalling” sales tactics for the pain drug Bextra. Because of John and other whistleblowers, Pfizer will now pay $2.3 billion (the largest pharma settlement ever for misleading marketing) for illegally promoting Bextra and other medicines for unapproved uses.
Here is a quote from John that appeared in the Reuters article, “Pfizer whistleblower's ordeal reaps big rewards”:
"At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives."
These words should shock you. But unfortunately, they’re not new…
Kathleen has been sharing a similar message since she walked away from big pharma several years ago and went on to make three films on these exact issues, including Side Effects starring Katherine Heigl and Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety.
(In fact, in Side Effects, Katherine Heigl plays the very whistleblower we’re seeing play out right now in the headlines. The film is "fiction", but closely based on Kathleen’s decade pushing pills for big pharma.)
Our team knows first-hand what it’s like to take on big pharma (and the cold sweats that can come with the territory), but the more the industry’s dark side can be brought to light, the better off we all are.
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Posted by Cari @ The Kathleen Show