52' | 90'
Gaming the system
Running Time: 52' | 90'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | EN
Big pharma is big business. Richer and more powerful than ever, Big Pharma has influence at the heart of the economy and politics. This film investigates the lobbying practices of the lucrative pharmaceutical industry which can alone decide on government health policies, possibly to the detriment of our health. This global and complex survey collects testimonies from patient suffering from the side effects of allowed dangerous drugs, including hospitalizations and life-threatening disability, and who are engaged in difficult legal battles against companies. The ambition : to pierce the dark zones of the paradigm which compromises the longevity of our Public Health systems, in which the regulation in Europe and in the USA has became dysfunctional. You will never look at your medicine cabinet in the same way.
Written by LUC HERMANN, CLAIRE LASKO ET INSAF MAADAD
A film by Luc Hermann et Claire Lasko
Produced by Premières Lignes
French broadcaster: Arte
Producer: Premieres lignes
International sales: CLPB Rights
Other broadcasters: ZDF info, RAI, Al Jazeera, RTS, RTBF, SRF, Télé Québec, VRT, SVT
With the participation of: CNC
FIGRA (2021) - Official selection (International competition)
FIPADOC (2021) - Official selection (Panorama)