Why Big Pharma distrust is fueling the anti-vaxxer movement and playing a role in the measles outbreak

USA Today

By Jayne O’Donnell

When voters were surveyed in January about their feelings toward industries that benefit from the North American Free Trade Agreement, nearly half had an unfavorable opinion of pharmaceutical companies, up from about a third in 2008, according to the advocacy group Public Citizen and the research firm Citizen Research. “The pharmaceutical companies in particular push the negative reactions off the chart, with nearly half giving the most intense negative response,” said a summary by pollster Stanley Greenberg. “Just mentioning the pharmaceutical companies as benefiting is like throwing a bomb in every quarter of the electorate.”

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