I’m so sick of this bullshit. Doctors don’t prescribe drugs for shits and giggles, they do it to decrease the risk of death, quite successfully. How many would die without medicine or surgery?
If you don’t want pharmaceutical companies to bribe doctors, ban it. It works here. Instead, we get the problem of patients being confused by having both original and generic drugs in their homes and they someimes end up taking both, cause that’s what the label says. You get generic drugs by default unless you specifically ask for the original.
This leads to a new problem: The pharmaceutical companies that actually try to develop new drugs, instead of being greedy copy cats like many, don’t get paid. Their research budget shrinks and we see less new drugs. And the few new drugs they do invent are seldom used because they’re so expensive. So why would they research a new drug in the future?
If anyone were to develop a new antibiotic (the way some people sprinkle vancomycin we’re going to need it) they wouldn’t get paid for years because we’d save it until it was our last option. An industry that saves lives is constantly being shit on by self proclaimed experts who can’t see the big picture.
I’m all for exercise and diet before blood pressure meds and statins, checking for interactions between meds, evidence based medicine and cheap angiotensin receptor antagonists, but this black and white “evil big pharma” shit is getting old.[/quote]
Finally, a voice of reason on this forum. [/quote]
really? explain the most popular prescribed drug in the world (or at least revenue wise) statins… Hint, unless you’ve read up on the subject of cholesterol and/or statins you may not know what I’m getting at. That’s not meant to be an arrogant statement either. So my words don’t get twisted.