The pharmaceutical companies really are rather large

14:06 Fri 13 Aug 2004. Updated: 20:24 23 Jun 2013
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This one comparison stood out:

The most startling fact about 2002 is that the combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion).

That’s truly amazing. Taken from this article, which talks about how the pharmaceutical industry when from pretty big in 1980 to incredibly huge now.

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