March 20th, 2008

Countering the Drug Salesmen

The New York Times

A potentially useful antidote to drug company influence over the prescribing practices of doctors is under consideration in Congress. The idea is to have government-funded health professionals visit doctors to give unbiased guidance on the safety and effectiveness of drugs to counter the one-sided sales pitches they get from pharmaceutical company representatives. The end result should be better care, quite often at lower cost.

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