TV News LIES

Sunday, Mar 01st

Last update07:31:12 AM GMT

You are here News Health Drug giants accused over doctors' perks

Drug giants accused over doctors' perks

E-mail Print PDF

Drug companies are spending millions of pounds every year on all-expenses-paid trips to conferences around the world for doctors and other hospital staff, in what critics say is a massive marketing exercise dressed up as medical education.

Consumers International (CI) said the lack of transparency was unacceptable. "When a medical professional speaks on a health issue, we assume that they are putting patients' interests first. If that person has a conflict of interest because they or their organisation are receiving funding from a drug company the least we should demand is the right to know about it," said Justin Macmullan, head of campaigns. "Pharmaceutical companies will tell you that what they are funding is medical education. But our concern is that this is really highly effective, well-targeted marketing. This throws any notion of impartiality out of the window and jeopardises a doctor's ability to make an informed, balanced decision about the most appropriate treatments."

More... 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

Tobacco companies deny dangersNever underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the...

New drug shields monkeys from AIDS: study

HIV vaccine a success in monkeysScientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an...

2 dead, 179 exposed after 'superbug' outbreak at L.A. hospital

LA hospital superbugContaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a...

Fatal birth defect stalks 3 Central Wash. counties

Fatal birth defects washington stateNearly three years after nurse Sara Barron first sounded the alarm about a spike in rare...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!