Former Pharma Rep Blows Whistle: Prescription Drug Industry a Scam


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A fifteen-year-veteran pharmaceutical rep from 1985 – 2000, Gwen Olsen worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Syntex Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs and Forest Laboratories. She was a hospital rep and specialist rep for the majority of her career, educating residents in hospital teaching settings and selling prescription drugs to doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and psychiatry.

Gwen has a unique industry insider’s perspective of the current U.S. healthcare dilemma, and utilizes both her experience and the insight she received in her extensive sales training with Pharma to illuminate marketing trends and illustrate how current greed and conflicts of interest make the system itself the biggest health risk to American consumers.

In the video below, Gwen blows the lid off Big Pharma's greed motivations and how taking the pharmaceutical route, be it for heart disease, cancer, mental health or other issues, can be a tragic decision. She is an advocate of people informing themselves about diet and lifestyle, and taking charge of their health, rather than becoming victims of a warped, dishonest drug business.




For more information and videos, visit Gwen's website at


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This is exactly what we need from newsletters like VegSource: greater awareness in print of our cultural gods: bigpharma and the FDA, most of whom are not qualified to direct our health or any other area of our lives.


Very interesting. More of these please. The truth will out.


Vegsource I applaud you for posting this. It is vital that people understand what is really going on. This lady deserves a medal well good karma will take care of that.


Bravo, Gwen! Really wonderful to have this info from a former drug rep! Wow! Excellent!!


This same message and more, is dramatically expressed on the Citizens Commission on Human Rights website and in particular in their video The Marketing of Madness. It's well worth the time to view this site and watch the videos.


For some time now I have been noting the common use of stock photo's on vegan baking websites and also in books authored by vegan bakers. While for an individual it may be a cost prohibitive decision, this, however, ought not be an excuse for a mom and pop publisher nor a corporation in presenting mixed messages to a public that already has mixed feelings about the use of animals.

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