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  • Could COVID-19 restore faith in medical experts and systems?
  • Could COVID-19 restore faith in medical experts and systems?
    SJ Objio (2020) ©
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How can Big Pharma build trust post-pandemic?

Big Pharma’s reputation has been tarnished over the years by high drug prices and the opioid crisis, but the coronavirus pandemic could be a pivotal moment for the industry. Canvas8 spoke to Oksana Pyzik, a senior teaching fellow at UCL, to find out how pharma firms can regain people's trust.

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In April 2020, President Donald Trump dumbfounded experts when he shared his thoughts on injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19. [1] His comments added to a string of purported cures and preventative measures circulating the internet at the time without scientific backing, including UV light treatments, steam inhalation, drinking warm water, and avoiding anti-inflammatories. As health authorities have grappled to understand the virus, its rapid spread has provoked confusion and heightened health-related anxieties across the world.

Between the widespread circulation of conspiracy theories and politicization of wearing a mask, public discourse around the pandemic has been clouded ...

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