Born in British Guyana, Dr. John Virapen went from being a door-to-door conman to a pop star, to a pharmaceutical representative to executive director of one of the largest drug companies in the world. He admits to participating in bribery, false information and deception to help launch and market some of the most popularly prescribed (and most dangerous) drugs. In an effort to exorcise his demons and expose the tactics and dangers of the pharmaceutical industry.
Virapen states the he eventually became the executive director “of one of the largest and most evil companies in the world…Eli Lily and Company.” He further added “I did a lot of bad things…people were dying from taking medication that was legalized because I had bribed the Swedish government.”
He also articulately states:
“What is the pharma industry doing to us? They are the most powerful industry in the world….they sleep in the same bed with governments…they use corruption to get what they want…corruption involves money…they have lots and lots and lots of money and that is how they make their money. They also kill more people than the wars we have in the world. They’re not interested in curing any disease you may have..they’re more interested in making you get diseases.”