Health

Documentary reveals the unhealthy profits of the pharmaceutical industry

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The United States healthcare industry is the world’s biggest – with $300 billion a year spent on prescription drugs alone, and rising. But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal, with some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies fined billions of dollars.

These cases are beginning to reveal vast corruption in the drug industry, with revelations of fraud, of cover-ups of fatal side effects and huge kickbacks paid to doctors. Our investigation reveals the story of how healthcare became unhealthy profit.

Credits:

Reporter: Melanie Newman

Researcher: Emma Slater
Additional Research: Emily Wotton

Production Manager: Dee Lukic
Additional Camera: Murray Pinczuk
Film editing: Janet Taylor
Post-Production: Prime Focus

Produced & Filmed by: Chris Woods

Executive Producer (TBIJ): Iain Overton
Executive Producers (Al Jazeera English): Diarmuid Jeffreys, Neil Cairns