To be honest, this is one of those hard to answer questions. I don't have any factual evidence to offer here, but I will say this.
I don't think that the pharmaceutical companies gave anyone the flu to make money. Much more likely is that this flu broke out and between drug companies seeing an opportunity and the media always being eager for a story, this entire pandemic got blown out of proportion.
As of right now, the regular seasonal flu is still much more deadly, but more people are worried about swine flu because of the panic all the coverage has caused. The swine flu's symptoms are almost identical to seasonal flu and more often than not people recover just fine with a little bed rest, fluids, and some cold medicine.
For more on what I'm talking about, check here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/swine_flu_p...