This week's topic is: Big Pharma
Big Pharma: (n.) a negative term to describe large and influential pharmaceutical companies, usually as a way to criticize their business models which prioritizes profit over health
keep in check: (phrase) make sure someone is not going over their bounds
disdain: (n.) thinking someone or something is unworthy of respect
fever pitch: (n.) a state of extreme excitement or strong feelings
unrepentant: (adj.) showing no regret for one’s wrongdoing
loophole: (n.) a gap in a regulation that can be exploited
evergreen: (n.) (of plants) green all year round; in this case it can mean “successful at all times, non-stop sales”
make strides:(phrase) make progress towards a goal.
ophthalmologist: (n.) a medical doctor of the field of ophthalmology which concerns eye health
glaucoma: (n.) an eye disease which elevates eye pressure and can lead to blindness if untreated
big-ticket item: (idiom) an expensive item
infusion: (n.) the slow injection of a drug into a vein
vial: (n.) a small glass container for medicine
pariah: (n.) someone who is despised in a community; an outcast.