It's only for the states, I am not sure if it is the same elsewhere (hence I shall leave it here and you guys can tell me). Stick in your doctors name and find out how much they may or may not be influenced by a backhander or two....
(English GPs (MD equivalent) work under different 'rules' and for reasons known only to themselves, seem to be content with an endless supply of pens, post-it pads, diaries and mouse mats (granted the persuasive power of the mouse mat has declined in recent years) with drug names on, rather than actual renumeration. Maybe its more 'subliminally' based in the UK?)
Greek doctors are a law unto themselves I think.
Neither of the two doctors who are my or my husband's internal medicine doctors (general) have received any funding.
One example is a randomized double blind 36 week trial comparing particular side effects between Femhrt and Prempro. Sponsored by Pfizer pharmaceuticals group that I participated in back in 2002.
www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/21/1423506/-Hedge-funder-defe ... under-priced
I am glad, really glad, that drug trials are being held, without them, and those who are prepared to take part in them, we would get nowhere- but ultimately what worries me is that, as the research/ advances are being by private companies they are ultimately soley profit driven advances.
In my current situation (and to be honest for all and anyone with a chronic illness) I feel there is a lack of any real progress being made by way of a cure, and in my opinion this is in part due to the fact that treating the symptoms is more profitable. My great gran, my gran and my mother all had/have severe chronic asthma, for example. My mother effectively takes the exact same meds my great gran took.
It just doesn't feel much like progress for all that cash? Maybe I am wrong...or just biased, lol.
Also if Lyrica wants to buy him lunch I really don't mind that either. Whats $10 or $20 bucks for Subway.
I will be bookmarking for later info though.