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How a marriage with big pharma ended in divorce

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6062 (Published 08 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6062

Re: How a marriage with big pharma ended in divorce

Relationships are paradoxical. They often end badly, but the bad endings always surprise us. Sadly, this happens with marriage, family, friends, and business. So what are we to think? Perhaps we're so prone to idealized fantasies, that our relationships can't quite stand the light of day. Like dreams, our relationships abruptly end when we wake up, and then the nightmare of breaking up begins.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

16 October 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA