When Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus decided to pose the question, "Where do prescription drugs come from?", he was faced with a less than satisfying answer: we really don't know. Lazarus writes about the black box that is the pharmaceutical industry:
"...If Americans knew where their pills, or much of what's in them, come from, they'd be shocked by the absurdly high prices being charged. That's why the pharmaceutical industry is keeping such information to itself."
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