Big Pharma Company Structural Violence

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Structural violence, a term ascribed to Johan Galtung, refers to a form of violence that is systematically and quietly embedded into the political, social and economic structures of a society to harm or place a group at a disadvantage. Though characterized as subtle, often invisible and difficult to hold any one responsible; in the case of this documentary however, it was clear who to assign culpability. The Big Pharma companies, the U.S government and individual country authorities worked together solely to profit from AIDS drugs, not to save lives. With millions dying and suffering, efforts were not made to reduce the price of patented drugs and or allow importation of the less costly, generic brands. Instead the giant West threatened countries
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