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Dr. Jerome Hoffman, UCLA Medical School, “The relationship between physicians and the drug industry...begins the day you hit medical school...establishing relationship, establishing good feelings, and a dependency, and a sense of entitlement, that I work really really hard and no one is else is really nice to me, but these guys are really nice to me, and at the same time the notion that we are all this together....We are all on the same side. The side fighting against disease.”
Jeanne Lenzer, Investigative Medical Journalist, “...doctors started to telling me these stories about drug and therapies that they were prescribing,...they were horrified...they would find out that these therapies, one after another was actually causing more harm than good...in some instances killing patients...increasingly, of course, it shows pharmaceutical influence.”
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6:30 pm Social
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Documentary and Conversation on
Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety - The Film Drug Companies Don't Want You to See
Money Talks exposes the questionable tactics that big drug companies use to make record profits by playing with the safety of our family’s health care. Using misleading advertising, attractive drug reps who wine and dine doctors and other unethical practices, the drug industry makes billions of dollars every year selling us unsafe, unnecessary and overpriced drugs.
There are over 80,000 pharmaceutical sales people employed in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States alone. My understanding is that that is about 1 for every 4 doctors. Their job is to sell drugs. Their job is not to educate doctors. Their job is not to provide medical information. They have one job and one job only: to push their product particularly against other competing products. Doctors should not trust them to give them unbiased and accurate information about their drugs, and frankly, doctors shouldn’t let them in their offices.
If you want to protect the people you love from their dangerous practices that compromise the safety and quality of our health care, Money Talks is a must-see film.
RESOURCE: Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs http://www.consumerreports.org/health/best-buy-drugs/index.htm
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About the Moderators:
Ron Gross is the founder of Conversations New York. He's been organizing exciting, important CONVERSATIONS for 20 years, and currently holds them regularly on the Columbia University campus and elsewhere through the city. He's the author of 23 books on LIFELONG LEARNING. He was recently honored for lifetime achievement in the field by the International Society for Self-Directed Learning. The late Buckminster Fuller said of Ron's work: “If humanity is to pass safely through its present crisis on earth, it will be because a majority of individuals are now doing their own thinking. Ronald Gross’ work has pioneered in improving the climate for such thinking in the United States.”
Laurence Mailaender works in the technology industry, doing research aimed at improving wireless systems. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and spent 12 years as a researcher in Bell Labs. Currently he develops advanced communication and GPS-geolocation systems for customers in various agencies of the U.S. Government.
Yen has a BS in Physics although most of his work experience is in aviation, training/evaluations, institutional learning and statistical process controls in the public and private sectors. Currently he is a manager at Lyhun Realty.