Among those on the Nixon-like enemies list: Washington DC council member David Catania, who wants to license sales reps, and New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram, who recently convened a task force to probe interactions between docs and pharma. Another enemy: the National Physicians Alliance, which eschews ties to drugmakers. Government intervention, for instance, is blamed for thousands of big pharma layoffs announced this year.
"Big Pharma has been vilified in the news, maligned in documentaries and penalized by over reaching, undereducated state politicians. Who is Big Pharma? Big Pharma is made up of over 100,000 American citizens, just like you. They make the products that improve our quality of life and increase the life span of our mothers, fathers and grandparents. Why are these American citizens who comprise these great companies under constant attack?
"The purpose of BigPharmaRealPeople is to remind the American public who is actually on their side. The men and women of Big Pharma are working hard everyday to make the mental and physical health of all individuals, better. What do politicians do? To point out how the news media, movie and entertainment industries lie and distort the facts when it comes to Big Pharma. To fight ridiculous government rules and regulation that hamper Big Pharma from acting in the best interest of customers, patients and pharmacies in a free market society. To point out that corporations are not faceless, evil giants that take advantage of the individual. Corporations ARE individuals. Individuals that come together and work for a common goal of helping others."
There's a libertarian streak running through all this, almost to the point of parody. We say that because the site's editors have names from characters in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, a well-known novel that portrays any type of state intervention in society as doomed. Meanwhile, the site runs ads for Ron Paul, the congressman and presidential candidate who has generated support from Libertarians.
We understand that a few journalists have started poking around to see who is behind the site. We look forward to the results.