What seems like very good news for those of us concerned about the too-cozy relationship between Big Pharma and our physicians is being viewed with alarm by the drug industry-funded website Policy & Medicine, whose motto is “Supporting Innovation Through Collaboration”.
This is a CorporateSpeak tagline that’s roughly translated as:
“We Put Doctors On Our Payroll So They’ll Flog Our Drugs For Us”
According to Policy & Medicine, a recent U.S. study is “troubling” for both patients and physicians. Oddly enough, as a heart attack survivor and consumer of a fistful of cardiac meds every morning, I am not remotely “troubled” by this study’s results. In fact, I’m considerably cheered up. Here’s why: Continue reading