Yesterday I read some good news…but the more I thought about it, it became clear that it is possible that our doctors are screwing us over, which is ridiculously disturbing.
Under the new health care laws, the Obama administration will require drug companies to reveal the payments they make to doctors for research, consulting, speaking, travel, and entertainment!
The story I read also said that over a quarter of doctors take cash payments from pharmaceutical and device companies.
I can’t believe that we don’t already make drug companies show us what they pay doctors. It’s scary to think that doctors might be pushing treatments or medications you don’t need just because they get to pocket a few fees.
In the radio industry, we have to sign Payola/Plugola forms which means that we cannot play a song on air or talk about a business if we were given money, a free service, or a nice gift by that record company or business.
It is illegal if we do so; so I have to ask, why is it that doctors get to basically do the same thing? I think our health is more important than the new Van Halen song.
What ever happened to the Hippocratic Oath? It’s more like the hypocritical oath!