65 Pharmaceutical Quotes On Success In Life

These pharmaceutical quotes will inspire you. Pharmaceutical, substances are used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease and for restoring, correcting, or modifying organic functions.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pharmaceutical quotes, pharmaceutical sayings, and pharmaceutical proverbs.

Best Pharmaceutical Quotes

  1. “When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
  2. “It is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research. It could better be described as serendipity.” ~ Albert Hofmann
  3. “Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organised to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.” ~ Ivan Illich
  4. “For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything.” ~ Pierre Dukan

  5. “Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let’s talk about the patient. The patient doesn’t need a war.” ~ Donald Berwick
  6. “I’ve often been flabbergasted by modern pharmaceutical ads on television. The list of side effects for some maladies often sound worse than the condition they’re supposed to treat. Once I even heard “heart failure” listed as a side effect, and I wondered how that happened. Heart failure sounds like a pretty major event to me, and if you’re willing to risk heart failure in order to avoid the mild discomfort of some other condition, then may the gods shield you from harm, since you’re obviously seeking it out.” ~ Kevin Hearne
  7. “Every American has got to recognize, we are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people. We pay by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs because the pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry is out of control ripping us off.” ~ John Lewis , Pharmaceutical quotes industry
  8. “There is a glaring reason that the necessary total ban on nontherapeutic use of antibiotics hasn’t happened: The factory farm industry, allied with the pharmaceutical industry, has more power than public-health professionals.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  9. “An enormous amount of direct advertising from pharmaceutical companies are offering a kind of instantaneous solution to problems.” ~ Leon Kass

  10. “In my view, this is not extremism on the left. This is what the American people support in poll after poll. Support the right to a job. Support living wages. Support real climate action. Support small community-based banks that make loans available to every day people and small businesses, not these too-big-to-fail banks that rip us off, that crash the economy at taxpayer expense. Support a public-option healthcare system, not Obamacare, which has been a boondoggle for insurance and pharmaceutical companies.” ~ Jill Stein
  11. “If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.” ~ Bill Hicks
  12. “Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill.” ~ Dennis Cardoza
  13. “Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people.” ~ Ziggy Marley

  14. “Recently, lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry wrote a prescription drug bill that increased their profits and did nothing to help seniors. The result: seniors are stuck with a confusing prescription drug plan that does little to help them with their costs.” ~ Marty Meehan
  15. “While I recognize the great value and importance of prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S. focus on pharmaceutical research and development, our nation’s seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer.” ~ Michael K. Simpson
  16. “Now, what tends to happen is that the stories get hyped. And the medicines are not quite as revolutionary and as dramatic as they seem to be. But, certainly, various phases of this problem are being attacked by the pharmaceutical companies.” ~ Mort Kondracke
  17. “The pharmaceutical industry isn’t the only place where there’s waste and inefficiency and profiteering. That happens in much of the rest of the health care industry.” ~ Marcia Angell

  18. “Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management.” ~ John Doolittle
  19. “This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency.” ~ Margaret Chan
  20. “From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of $8,000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  21. “Smiling babies should actually be categorized by the pharmaceutical industry as a powerful antidepressant.” ~ Jim Gaffigan

  22. “The pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based industry, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is their incredible PR and their nerve.” ~ Marcia Angell
  23. “Antidepressants are the biggest fraud in the world. Number one, Prozac gives you a royal soft-on like you wouldn’t believe, and number two you never know all the side effects. I look at the pharmaceutical companies as the drug barons, the psychopharmcologists as the mules and the patients as the victims. They’re innocent because they think they’re being cured.” ~ Robert Evans
  24. “Every night I watch the nightly news. It’s funded by the pharmaceutical companies. Virtually every ad is a drug ad. They get their say every night on the nightly news through advertising.” ~ Michael Moore
  25. “It’s unreasonable to expect medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies to tell you how to avoid their services by trying the alternatives.” ~ Andrew Saul

  26. “Pharmaceutical companies have too much influence over the education of physicians in this country. They have too much control over the evaluation of their own products, and that’s a conflict of interest. I think the industry needs to be regulated, but I’ve never suggested taking it out of the market altogether.” ~ Marcia Angell
  27. “Agarikon contains antiviral molecules new to science. Researchers for pharmaceutical companies may have missed its potent antiviral properties. Our analyses show that the mycelial cultures of this mushroom are most active but that the fruitbodies, the natural form of the mushroom, are not.” ~ Paul Stamets
  28. “I am not against the pharmaceutical companies. I love them. That’s not the issue. The issue is, in some cases, when they do these clinical trials, they control the data. They analyze the data. In some cases, they even write the article. And that leads to at least the perception, if not the reality, that there’s a conflict of interest.” ~ Catherine D. DeAngelis
  29. “People in the U.S. are more cranked up on pharmaceutical drugs than any other culture in the world today. I want people using safer medicine. And that means plant medicine.” ~ Chris Kilham

  30. “Getting a traditional pharmaceutical to the market can cost a billion dollars or more. Newer, more tailored and targeted drugs called biologics are even more complex and expensive. Simple economics dictates that companies and venture funds will invest more in products that can generate a sufficient return.” ~ David Mixner
  31. “Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.” ~ Paul Stamets
  32. “The cost of prescription drugs in this country is far, far higher than in any other country. You may recall that Donald Trump as a candidate for president talked about how he was going to take on the pharmaceutical industry and it was going to lower prescription drug costs.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  33. “Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.” ~ John Gardner

  34. “If you look at the expenses of a great pharmaceutical company, they pay between about 10 to 15 percent of their expenses for research, but they use 30 to 40 percent of their incomes for marketing and promotion. It is not completely wrong that they spend so much, but it is not correct to say that there is a direct connection between the price of drugs and the cost of research. It could be more between the cost of marketing and the cost of the drugs.” ~ Pascal Couchepin , Pharmaceutical quotes marketing
  35. “Living with bipolar, schizophrenia or any other mental condition takes a recognition that one has a chronic condition that needs managing. The management can be through pharmaceutical intervention, talk therapy, mindfulness programmes, diet and exercise changes, all kinds of things.” ~ Stephen Fry
  36. “The economy, virtually all the new income has gone to the top 10 percent, and we need to find those areas where we can actually make a change in that. And that includes enhancing manufacturing jobs in this country, it includes the ability to go to community college for free, it includes the ability to have debt-free higher education, it includes career technical education in our high schools. It also includes taking on the pharmaceutical companies on the extravagant prices that they`re charging for the drugs. Americans need to stay healthy.” ~ Jeff Merkley
  37. “The principal villain in rising health care costs is the government. Not pharmaceutical companies, not doctors, but government.” ~ Neal Boortz

  38. “These pharmaceutical company executives are dope dealers and they should be treated worse, and more roughly than dope dealers. When you’re talking about millionaire and billionaire executives at pharmaceutical companies, these are people with something to lose if threatened with jail. Frog-march them out of their door in suburbia, handcuffed and surrounded by DEA officers, with their children and neighbors watching.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  39. “In the middle-class United States, a veneer of “alternative lifestyles” disguises the reality that, here as everywhere, women’s apparent “choices” whether or not to have children are still dependent on the far from neutral will of male legislators, jurists, a male medical and pharmaceutical profession, well-financed lobbies, including the prelates of the Catholic Church, and the political reality that women do not as yet have self-determination over our bodies and still live mostly in ignorance of our authentic physicality, our possible choices, our eroticism itself.” ~ Adrienne Rich
  40. “American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at what? Being addicted to pharmaceutical drugs that have people’s minds wasted? Exceptional at what? Eating more junk food and becoming the most obese nation on Earth?” ~ Gerald Celente
  41. “It is the fear of death – 24/7 in every shade of hospital white and doomsday black–that sells the pharmaceutical, political, financial, film, and food product promising to make good the wish to live forever.” ~ Lewis H. Lapham
  42. “The Administration’s policy on women is often hard to see because it is written in the font size of pharmaceutical ads.” ~ Kate Clinton

  43. “All drama teachers are very effusive, very emotionally open, very big, and gesticulate a lot, and are very physical. Those people don’t work in banks and they don’t work for pharmaceutical companies. They teach drama, or they may be theatre directors. That’s why I love people who are openly gay in theatre, because they have license to do what they like, and there’s a kind of artistic liberal tolerance thing that goes on.” ~ Steve Coogan
  44. “I want good science, and I want it to be realistically marketed. I wouldn’t like only two countries on the planet that allow pharmaceutical companies to market directly to people, New Zealand and the United States. It ought to be better regulated. And when it’s presented to people, it ought to be presented in a way that’s realistic. For example, often people will prescribe antidepressant medications, and we’ll say, you have a brain disease; you’ll have to be on these medications permanently. There is no biological marker for depression. It’s not true that we know that it’s a brain disease.” ~ Steven C. Hayes
  45. “What happened with the opioid epidemic is the Mexican cartels made a very deliberate, corporate decision to undercut the price of opioids. What they discovered was they could increase production, increase potency and decrease the price, and sell it for a third of what the Big Pharma could, or street dealers could, for Big Pharma pills. North America, and to a slightly lesser extent Europe, is being flooded with this Mexican heroin as a direct result of the attempt to undercut American pharmaceutical companies.” ~ Don Winslow
  46. “It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.” ~ Paul Farmer

  47. “You cannot be a party which takes money from Wall Street, which is not strong on the pharmaceutical industry, which is ripping us off every day, which is not strong on health care in taking on the insurance companies, which has not shown a desire to stand up and fight the economic establishment and then tell working families that you are on their side. People see through that.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  48. “NAFTA and GATT are quite similar. They both have highly protectionist elements. They’re kind of a mixture of liberalization and protection designed to expand the power of transnational corporations. They’re very basically investor’s rights agreements. One crucial part in both is the “intellectual property right,” which is a funny way of saying that corporations, like pharmaceutical companies, will have near-monopolistic rule over future technology. This now includes product as well as process rights.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  49. “Sometimes when I’m on the internet, I’ll get this, like, which of these ad experiences would you prefer? And I’ll have a choice of, like, a car, a pharmaceutical item or, you know, clothing. And I’m thinking, like, I don’t want any of these. Do I have to choose?” ~ Terry Gross
  50. “In a large pharmaceutical company, where it’s a big bet, you’re going to need finance people to be involved in the decision-making because the investment can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. You’re going to have to run scenarios. You might even need agreement from the C.E.O. to make that type of decision. If it’s an incremental, low-cost decision in a marketing-oriented company, it may be a very different set of stakeholders a lot further down in the organization.” ~ John Kao
  51. “Pharmaceutical projects are like fresh fruit – they depreciate if they are not tended to, and they do poorly if sitting on the shelf with long periods of inactivity.” ~ Robert Burns

  52. “So much of our politics is stuck in patterns of response that aren’t working. When student performance is declining in schools, we implement more controls, more testing, more “accountability,” more rigor. We apply even more of those things, from security systems to control of students’ behavior through pharmaceutical drugs. That’s a situation in which doing is only making things worse. You may have to go through a phase of de-programming, letting go of old habits, coming to stillness, before you can even see what the pattern of action was, and what alternatives there might be.” ~ Charles Eisenstein
  53. “If you ask yourself who is paying for pharmaceutical innovation today, the answer is that it’s the more affluent populations paying for still-patented advanced medicines at the pharmacy, for comprehensive insurance coverage or for a national health system.” ~ Thomas Pogge
  54. “On one hand we encourage and allow major pharmaceutical companies to openly hook vast sectors of our population on narcotics, and then we cut them off and throw them in jail, and moralize about it. It is clearly a huge, huge, and growing problem. It’s devastating. We need to treat it as a health crisis, which it is, and stop moralizing.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  55. “To explain new phenomena, that is my task; and how happy is the scientist when he finds what he so diligently sought, a pleasure that gladdens the heart.” ~ Carl Wilhelm Scheele

  56. “They’re [[harmaceuticals companies] just making a killing out of people’s death. And they’re benefiting by people’s suffering. And I find that obscene. I find it ridiculous in this day and age, that that would happen. And it took President Clinton to go to rogue pharmaceutical companies to copy the antiretroviral drugs for a fraction of the cost.” ~ Elton John
  57. “The fundamental concept of optimum nutrition heralds an entire new paradigm in medicine, no less important than that of Louis Pasteur’s discovery that organisms can cause disease. Fundamental to this is the discovery that large amounts of essential nutrients, above that available from a ‘well-balanced diet’ can help restore health in people with diseases. It is my firm belief that, in an enlightened society, pharmaceutical drugs would play a very small part in medicine.” ~ Patrick Holford
  58. “You can think of the Health Impact Fund as a mechanism that would keep the benefits and burdens of pharmaceutical innovation for the affluent roughly as they are while massively reducing the burdens presently imposed upon the poor. This sounds like magic. But it really works because the current system is not Pareto efficient. It’s a system that generates hundreds of billions of dollars in litigation costs and deadweight losses that HIF-registered medicines would sidestep. By avoiding these losses, the HIF reform can bring improvements all around – including for pharmaceutical innovators.” ~ Thomas Pogge
  59. “Today, nearly 40 percent of a senior’s healthcare spending is on pharmaceutical medications.” ~ Dennis Hastert

  60. “Along with our passivity, we’re entering a profoundly masochistic phase everyone is a victim these days, of parents, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, even love itself. And how much we enjoy it. Our happiest moments are spent trying to think up new varieties of victimhood.” ~ J. G. Ballard
  61. “From coast to coast, the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission have ensnared people not only at hedge funds, but at technology and pharmaceutical companies, consulting and law firms, government agencies, and even a major stock exchange.” ~ Preet Bharara
  62. “You, (my meat-eating friends), put your health at risk – that’s your business. But animal-based diets put the land, the water, the air, a society’s collective health, and even our collective pharmaceutical resources at risk. That’s my business. That’s everyone’s business.” ~ Howard Lyman
  63. “My opinion, however, is that they (herbs) are superior 95% of the time to any pharmaceutical drug!” ~ Robert Willner

  64. “Wake up, America. The insurance companies took over health care. Wake up, America. The pharmaceutical companies took over drug pricing. Wake up, America. The speculators took over Wall Street. Wake up, America. They want to take your Social Security. Wake up, America. Multinational corporations took over our trade policies, factories are closing, good-paying jobs lost. Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil.” ~ Dennis Kucinich
  65. “Pharmaceutical companies are very annoyed with niacin because their products have to compete with it. Some of their cholesterol-lowering drugs cost up to $150 a month while niacin costs about $10.” ~ Abram Hoffer

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