Comments for: Doctors with financial conflicts influence drug treatment guidelines

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 10 a.m.

MILWAUKEE — Doctors with financial ties to drug companies have heavily influenced treatment guidelines that recommend the most lucrative drugs in American medicine, an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today has found. The guidelines affect how doctors across the country treat patients for everything from diabetes to …

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  • Anonymous

    and they always will

  • Anonymous

    And this is why we have ‘medicated’ psychos running around shooting up gun free zones across America

    why doesn’t Michael Moore address the probelm of over-medicated America in his ‘Waiting for Columbine’ documentary?

    the one thing about America that is different from the rest of the world is our corporate controlled, government healthcare system that is hell-bent on medicating children earlier and earlier, with drugs of ever growing strengths and unknown side effects

  • Anonymous

    The pharmaceutical system in this country is a racket. The drug dealers who work for these companies should be licensed, regulated and trained in something other than sales (like medicine, for example).

    We’ve got guys with MBA’s educating doctors about using drugs off-label, to treat things like psychosis. That’s insane.

  • Julie Pease

    It was a real awakening to me (and a blow to my idealism after years of practice) to learn how much the pharmaceuticals companies manipulated their data, and to learn how easily doctors like me are/were manipulated and misinformed regarding the benefits (or lack thereof) and of the risks of the treatments we prescribe. There are some excellent books that have been written on the subject, The Truth About Drug Companies by Marcia Angell, Overtreated by Shannon Brownlee and (most recently) The Risks of Prescription Drugs edited by Donald Light. As a society, we are all too willing to look for a pill to solve our problems, rather than non-medical therapies or lifestyle changes.

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