In her book, "Our Daily Meds," Melody Petersen documents how the pharmaceutical industry has completely corrupted the practice of medicine in the US.
According to statistics she cites, in 2007 94% of all US doctors reported receiving gifts or cash from the pharmaceutical industry, with some individual doctors receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments.
Have many doctors today become little more than sales reps for drug companies, for expensive diagnostic services, and for surgical procedures?
Here's a proposal that was not a joke -- a serious respected scientist proposes dispensing cholesterol-lowering meds at fast food joints. And when it was announced, no one blinked.
Eat garbage from Big Food, then pop a pill from Big Pharma.
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