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Pharmaceutical Companies Are Paying Doctors To Prescribe Drugs

May 27th, 2015

Medicare’s Top Prescribing Doctors Get Consulting Fees And Other Perks From Drug Manufacturers

Did you ever wonder why some doctors prescribe more medications than other doctors? The medical profession says prescribing drugs is disease prevention and disease control at work, but that’s just part of the reason. Some doctors prescribe drugs, and they can get paid from drug companies. Yep. If a doctor writes enough prescriptions for a particular drug, drug companies will kick back money to the prescribing doctor. If that behavior sounds like a conflict of interest, well, it is.

Daniel Amen is well aware that Americans take too many drugs. The medical profession has conditioned us to depend on drugs. The government calls them legal drugs, but these legal drugs do a lot of damage to our internal organs. We take a drug to relieve one symptom, and five more symptoms surface thanks to the drug that relieved the first symptom.

There’s little doubt that drug companies and doctors have a system in place that rewards doctors that prescribe a lot of drugs. There are no controls in place to stop these unwritten contracts. Doctors deny they are being paid for writing prescriptions. They call it consulting fees. The drug companies say the same thing, and we pay a huge price for this deceptive agreement.