The Pharma-Universe by Simon Huwiler

Every year Novartis, Roche and about 60 other pharmaceutical companies pay a lot of money to doctors and hospitals. Now imagine that this world of pharma money was a universe: what would it look like? Exactly like this. A universe with planets (pharmaceutical companies) and asteroids (money recipients), generated by the computer so that every celestial body is in the right place. This data visualisation lets you navigate a spaceship through hundreds of thousands of payments. Discover who receives the most money and who is connected to whom. Source of data:, a joint project of various media.