I would like to get some opinions on something that has been on my mind lately regarding pharmaceutical companies. Hi all, just wondering what other people think about the following Do you believe that the side effects of taking some medications are intentional, designed to keep people sick and dependent on there medicines or do you believe any side effects are just a by product that cant be helped and these companies really are doing all they can to make people better while still making a profit? I find that the more I think about this the more confused I become. Is there really a bunch of evil scientists in their lab working on ways to keep you sick? If so where do the companies find these people? Do they place a job advertisement in the paper asking for all evil minded people with a background in pharmaceuticals and a desire to harm there fellow man to apply? Would highly educated people really want to make others suffer or would a highly educated person want to use the knowledge to help others. I like to think that anyone who is smart enough to be in these positions would want to help their fellow human. But .. I realise there are very intelligent people who will do these jobs. Weapons companies are a fine example of this. People who design bullets or bombs really have no excuse and would have to know that their knowledge is going to be used to harm other people, yet this is what they choose to do. Anyway, enough said, I would love to hear what others think about this. Cheers..