If consumers knew just how badly the pharms were ripping them off, via
medicare, insurance costs, and out of pocket, all in the name of pleasing
shareholders, there would be riots in the streets.
Anything that pisses off a pharmaceutical company is fine by me. Considering
that a majority of the garbage they put out is either ineffective,
or has better, cheaper, safer alternatives, and /or is found later to
cause other problems.
That's why I heart my GP, he knows what the gig is, I tell him how
insulting it is (not necessarily on his part) to be waiting 30 min. to
an hour for the appt., only to have some drug pusher waltz in the
door with their free samples and get immediate audience. I always
try to toss a few daggers their way for fun.
It's not necessarily always the Dr's fault per se, they are (if they are good)
always in learning mode. They take the pharms/FDA's (same thing)
word on a drugs safety and efficacy at face value because they have
no other choice than "no thanks".
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap