Key components of the industry-funded buzz over the pain-and-fatigue ailment medical conferences and educational campaigns, an Associated Press analysis found.are grants — more than $6 million donated by drugmakers Eli Lilly and Pfizer in the first three quarters of 2008 — to nonprofit groups for
That's more than they gave for more accepted ailments such as diabetes and . Among grants tied to specific diseases, fibromyalgia ranked third for each company, behind only cancer and AIDS for Pfizer and cancer and depression for Lilly.
Win/win- drug seekers get the drugs they want while getting to cling to the sympathy from having an "illness," drug companies make money, the paramedics see a lot of patients who are not really sick, and the taxpayers get to pay for it all. What isn't to like?