How Money From Pharmaceutical Companies Sways Doctors’ Prescriptions

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We recently featured a video with an ex Pharmaceutical executive blowing the whistle on the corruption within the ranks of the pharmaceutical industry. Told never to discuss side effects, he said the industry was now turning their attention to children. They literally create a market because sold out medical professionals will write reports suggesting what is the current problem and then come up with the drug to fix it. Stay informed and definitely check the side effects by requesting the info or by checking online. Better still, find an holistic medical practitioner who will focus on your health and well being rather than treat symptoms. Here is more confirmation from Dr Mercola about the corruption that exists within the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
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By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If your doctor receives money or gifts from a drug company, be it payment for a lecture or a free meal, does it influence the medications he or she in turn prescribes? This represents the burning question in an industry saturated with pharmaceutical company involvement.

A ProPublica analysis revealed nearly nine in 10 cardiologists, and seven in 10 internists and family practitioners, included in their study received payments from drug or device companies in 2014.[1] But the analysis didn’t stop there.

It also looked into whether or not such payments were associated with prescribing practices, and here’s where things got interesting.

 

Doctors Who Received Drug-Company Money Prescribed More Brand-Name Drugs

ProPublica analyzed the prescribing habits of doctors who wrote at least 1,000 prescriptions in the Medicare Part D drug program. The doctors belonged to five common specialties: psychiatry, cardiovascular disease, family medicine, internal medicine and ophthalmology.

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