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For Export Only: Pharmaceuticals

Profits versus public health

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Social Issues, Foreign Worlds, and Science
Synopsis

Part Two of two one-hours. Part One is For Export Only: Pesticides
"If you ever wanted to know how human beings behave in the absence of rules, in an open unregulated market, these films provide the answer."—Washington Post
Documents U.S. and western European medicines exported to developing nations with minimal, misleading or non-existent information about indications, contra-indications, side effects or warnings.
Only one manufacturer agreed to be interviewed for this report. It then tried to bribe the producer $1 million to not distribute it.

"Of value and interest. It will present another face of the pharmaceutical industry, contrasting greatly with the one ordinarily presented to students and practitioners of medicine and pharmacy in the U.S."
—Journal of Pharmacy Teaching

Products are banned or restricted because they cause blindness, liver disorders, central nervous system diseases, childhood permanent sex changes; adult sterility and death; lab test animal birth defects.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer, Reporter
  • Chantal Bernheim ... Associate Producer
  • Jackie Leopold ... Associate Producer
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1979-1980
Locations
Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Kenya, Japan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Switzerland, USA.

Distribution Details

Release year
1980
Festivals
American Film Festival, International Consumer Film Competition
Awards
American Assn for Advancement of Science - Distinguished Science Reporting Award; DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award (TV's Pulitzer Prize)
Distribution
One of world's largest corporation called Producer "most dangerous media producer" in America.
Broadcast (Prod.)
WNET-TV
Language
English
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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