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The Real Arthur Sackler. Part 5: Drug King Pin.

Mike Magee When the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame honored Arthur Sackler posthumously in 1997, they failed to mention (perhaps intentionally) his crowning achievement. In 1952, their honoree quietly funded the purchase of a fledgling New York based pharmaceutical firm, Purdue Frederick Co. The flailing venture was focused on antiseptics like Betadine and laxatives like […]

The Real Arthur Sackler. Part 4: Visionary Data Crook.

Mike Magee Series Note: This 5-Part Series will run from September 23rd to September 27, and then be available as a single document under Hcom Resources.It is based on original research in CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. In 1960, Arthur Sackler launched Medical Tribune, a publication that, in time, reached more than a million physicians […]

The Real Arthur Sackler. Part 3 – Pfizer’s Agent of Record.

Mike Magee Series Note: This 5-Part Series will run from September 23rd to September 27, and then be available as a single document under Hcom Resources.It is based on original research in CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. Throughout the 1940’s, the tobacco industry and the American Medical Association grew in size and influence, side by […]

The Real Arthur Sackler. Part 2: MIC Poster Boy.

Mike Magee Series Note: This 5-Part Series will run from September 23rd to September 27, and then be available as a single document under Hcom Resources.It is based on original research in CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. In Part I of The Real Arthur Sackler, I reviewed his official narrative which had been carefully […]

The Real Arthur Sackler. Part 1: The Official Narrative

Mike Magee Series Note: This 5-Part Series will run from September 23rd to September 27, and then be available as a single document under Hcom Resources. It is based on original research in CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex. The official narrative, as it exists today, oft repeated by premier medical and cultural organizations, who […]

Retail Pharmacy: The Nucleus of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Part 3. The Prescription.

Mike Magee William Radam’s “Microbe Killer”, and other variations of mistreatment, with or without healer negligence, were mainly what instigated two hundred and fifty physician delegates from 28 states to coalesce at the  founding meeting of the American Medical Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1847. The meeting had been triggered by a motion […]

Retail Pharmacy: The Nucleus of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Part 2. Crossing The Pond.

Mike Magee By the 18th century, in Germany, England, France and Switzerland, says one British historian, “a man practicing pharmacy, whether apothecary or chemist and druggist”, saw his retail operation as the cornerstone of a potential wholesale gold mine. What is it they produced back then? Well at least in Britain, the answer is, quite […]

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