Someone once said...yes...we live by the Golden Rule...."those with the gold, make the rules." Unfortunately, this is the case with Pfizer, the largest and wealthiest pharmaceuitical company in the world. In a story from the Washington Post, ten Pfizer executives and scientists avoid criminal charges for allegations of murdering African children by offering a "Pfizer Pot of Gold".
In 1996 Pfizer had instituted an illegal clinical trial in Nigeria using a dangerous drug called Trovan. Even when Pfizer in-house physician, Dr. Juan Walterspeil, had warned the Pfizer CEO that the trial was unethical, Pfizer terminated Walterspeil and moved ahead with the trial, resulting in many children permanently disabled and 11 children dead.
What was the price Pfizer paid to avoid sending the culprits to jail? $75 million.