Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Charities Tied to Doctors Get Drug Industry Gifts - New York Times

More corruption. This time is making its way into our doctor's offices. The pharmaceutical companies are lobbying our legislators and now even our doctors Perhaps doctors should be required to include disclosure statements in the paperwork you have to sign when you go to see a doctor. They should be required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest regarding their treatment of a disease with a particular drug, device or procedure. We need to know whether a doctor owns stock in a company. This my cloud their judgement. Revealing this may help to enlighten the patient as to why the doctors are such strong advocates of a particular product.

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