After learning that a large batch of their painkiller pills were contaminated with HIV, the company Bayer decided to go ahead and sell their product to the public anyways.
The disturbing revelations, reported by The New York Times, prove how major corporations are capable of compromising the safety of consumers for a quick buck.
In 1984, the company knowingly sold over 100,000 vials of their product (priced at over $4 million) with the expressed permission of the FDA — yes, the Food and Drug Administration
allowed them to do it.
Luckily for American consumers, Bayer did not sell the contaminated product within the states, though it did not hesitate to ship internationally to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
As a result of their reckless decision, thousands were killed…
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