Is the Ivermectin Situation Rigged in Favor of Industry: Is the Big Tobacco Analogy Appropriate?

Is the Ivermectin Situation Rigged in Favor of Industry Is the Big Tobacco Analogy Appropriate

Is “Big Pharma” using the same tactics used by “Big Tobacco” to defeat ivermectin? Although researchers such as Richard Doll and Bradford Hill in the 1950s were in hot pursuit of the correlation between lung cancer and tobacco or for that matter Ernest Wynder and Evarts Graham's investigation showing a strong association between bronchogenic carcinoma and smoking, history may just repeat itself.  Well, despite the fact that this research revealed the dangers of smoking, the cigarette industry was too big and too powerful—what with their multibillion-dollar lobby by the mid-1960s, a few rogue scientists couldn’t’ get in the way. Enter Big Tobacco scientists, armed with lots of money and infrastructure, they made the case that genetics was the key cause, not smoking. They suggested that if one were born with the gene, they were more likely to get cancer. And for any scientists wanting to prove a causal link between cigarettes and smoking, we'll go fund even bigger, better studies to generate compelling enough data. Big Tobacco even offered to help fund the studies via its Tobacco Industry Research Committee or TIRC. This approach led to billions more in profits over a half...

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