It’s corrupt practice in both USA and UK. Already politicians have been caught accepting perks for their interest groups. How much worse is this in the medical/petro-chemical industry? It means that when you go to your Doctor you are more likely to get a prescription for what is going to make your doctor money, not what is best for you. Already many reports and studies have been shown to support the petro-chemical company who is paying for the study than actual empirical results.
STOP this abuse now
It is common practice for medical professionals to accept gifts, free travel, meals and other forms of indirect compensation from drug companies and medical device manufacturers for giving speeches that endorse their products. But Harvard Medical School has now made a new rule that prohibits its 11,000 faculty members from engaging in this activity.
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Although he works right in the heart of mainstream academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Pronovost is taking an unusual and even heroic step and speaking out about medical errors. Tens of thousands of people are dying unnecessarily, he says, and one main reason involves the enormous arrogance of many doctors.
Once you’ve read the article watch this video by Mike Adams the Health Ranger as well