Re: [humanism-174] Big pharma

From: user 9.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:46 PM
Ginger, My research was the result of talking to Doctors and Nurses and not to links found on the internet. The news has been bombarded with facts regarding health care lobbyists who have paid huge sums of money to both Democrats and Republicans. When your Doctor gives you a free sample of a drug that's usually from a pharmaceutical rep. If the Doctor receives monetary rewards for prescribing that particular drug I don���t know for a fact- Ya think? The news in recent years for those that have been paying attention has been critical of the fact that Doctors receive monetary incentives for denying follow up tests. Whether that has been stopped or not I don���t know. Maybe somebody has info to whether that has been stopped? In general I think that capitalism and health care are a poor mix. Quite a few people in Free Thinkers are young and have not had the thrilling journey through the health care maze.Im learning as I go through the experience. There should be no such thing as a health care lobbyist or drug companies dealing with Doctors directly in my opinion. I���m still sorting through fact and fiction but I do know money changes people and that includes Doctors who otherwise have been ethical and moral up to now. The link you sent wouldnt pull up....Randall---- Ginger <[address removed]> wrote: 
> Randall- "The health care industry urgently needs reform and controls set up to regulate that Doctors are not receiving incentives to push drugs on patients." What incentives? There have been major recent reforms. Although I do have problems with the heavy advertising and feel they should not be directly marketed to consumers.
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> You may be interested in http://www.nofree...­��
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> Can you provide us with links to info on the FDA drug approval process?

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