Found article drug companies pay doctors?
by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, ProPublica, Oct. 18, 2010, 9:55 p.m.
"...Drug companies say the millions of dollars they pay physicians for speaking and consulting justly compensates them for the laudable work of educating their colleagues.
But a series of lawsuits brought by former employees of those companies allege the money often was used for illegal purposes Ã¯Â¿Â½ financially rewarding doctors for prescribing their brand-name medications."
"...In several instances, the ex-employees say, the physicians were told to push "off-label" uses of the drugs Ã¯Â¿Â½ those not approved by the U.S. regulators Ã¯Â¿Â½ a marketing tactic banned by federal law."
Please, for your health's sake - investigate ALL the medicines prescribed BEFORE taking them! PLEASE.
This has become standard procedure. Many of the pharm companies out right LIE about the safety and response of the drugs. They actually "finagle" the numbers so the doctors are led to believe the harmful/killing drug works.
It may work for one week, or two--or NOT AT ALL. Take care of your health THRU PROPER DIET - nutrition and exercise. Please.