Floyd Morgan
Floyd Morgan

As far as I know it is illegal for doctors to get kick backs from drug companies or anyone else. As far as overmedicating patients, you should turn your attention to the health insurance companies. The insurance companies are setting the guidelines for ordering test and referring patients to specialist. Different areas and different states differ in the amount of "managed care" is in there area of practice but even in the areas with minimal "managed care" the insurance companies are making...

As far as I know it is illegal for doctors to get kick backs from drug companies or anyone else. As far as overmedicating patients, you should turn your attention to the health insurance companies. The insurance companies are setting the guidelines for ordering test and referring patients to specialist. Different areas and different states differ in the amount of "managed care" is in there area of practice but even in the areas with minimal "managed care" the insurance companies are making the decisions and health care choices for your health not your Doctor. They accomplish this many different ways and that is another tale for another day. In the area that I practice in Florida, managed care is very heavy. It is as close to socialized medicine as you can get. except its not free or paid for by higher taxes. In my area most of the health insurance companies dictate how you are going to treat patients. The doctors do what they are contracted to do or they don't get paid by the insurance compainies. So if yoyu want to start a movement to real in the power of the insurance companies and put your health decisions back into the hands of your doctor then I will sign it. I just don't feel you are going to accomplish anything by making the doctors the fall guys for a flawed system.

Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson
  • Floyd Morgan

Is it just the insurance companies or are they themselves being controlled by government? All this stuff is so frustrating.

Cole Ikerd
Cole Ikerd
  • Floyd Morgan

Last I was aware, doctors also receive kick backs. It's a way for drug companies to advertise essentially. (This is coming from working in the prescription drug insurance processing industry.)

Ana Tlt
Ana Tlt

I would sign the petition gladly. Unfortunately your app wants to post on my behalf and that is something I do NOT agree with. If you are SERIOUS about what you are saying and TRULY wish for the petition to collect as many signatures as possible then DO THE RIGHT THING and don't condition us to allow you to post on our behalf!

Laila Olesen
Laila Olesen

Totally agree. Monsanto is dangerous. They need to be stopped. Elect different minded politicians who are willing to take the right action. The situation with Pharmaceutical companies and GPs' is also very dangerous and not in line with our modern society. Humans are so afraid to change. However, our the cost of healthcare could be reduced so much with a change in the attitude of your GP, which will only happen with a change in legislation. Just my humble opinion.

Louise Peacock
Louise Peacock

I SO support this. As long as physicians get any kickback from these damned drug companies, there can be no altruism in medicine. Years ago my family doctor was forever giving me prescriptions for various drugs, and openly told me that there were big financial benefits for him from the drug companies. He certainly had lots of very costly "presents" given to him by the reps.

Karin Akouete
Karin Akouete

I wonder why my signature is not showing? I just signed this Petition.

Ari Laquidara
Ari Laquidara

Please fix typo on "specialists"!

Bob Dickson
Bob Dickson

Doctors in Canada do not make a cent for prescribing, and we are not given any perks by drugs companies with the exception of an occasional pen with a company logo, or possibly food at an educational seminar. This petition is inflammatory and dishonest. drbob

Tammy Brown
Tammy Brown
  • Bob Dickson

Yes but you don't try to help anyone with alternatives you have to make your money some how. Oh and my friends hubby is a doctor and has to go to drug company meeting ofter meeting. So U know I think its BS!!!!!

Vi Gerbrandt
Vi Gerbrandt
  • Bob Dickson

I am sorry, Bob - I think I put it on your wall. I shall be a bit more careful.

Tina Rose
Tina Rose

I know someone who has been taking up to 15 meds a day the strongest pain meds because they became immune they only had back surgery now they can't function

Sallie Daggy
Sallie Daggy

Depends on what is considered a kick back....drug companies sponsor retreats/meetings to high end resorts for doctors on a regular annual basis. I consider that a benefit and bribe by the drug companies to the doctors for pedaling their drugs...making doctors more than drug dealers like the drug cartel. There are other benefits that doctors receive from drug companies as well....like free samples to give out like candy to patiences like guinea pigs as a pre request to writing a...

Depends on what is considered a kick back....drug companies sponsor retreats/meetings to high end resorts for doctors on a regular annual basis. I consider that a benefit and bribe by the drug companies to the doctors for pedaling their drugs...making doctors more than drug dealers like the drug cartel. There are other benefits that doctors receive from drug companies as well....like free samples to give out like candy to patiences like guinea pigs as a pre request to writing a prescription with the verbal warning to NEVER stop taking the drug or derogatory health/life consequences will occur...again no better than drug dealers. Yes it is true that Health Insurance Companies have their stake in all this too...but that is soon to be altered drastically with absolute total government control of EVERYONE'S health care...I don't know about you but I pick anything over total government control...the government has not proved to the American people they can responsibly and efficiently oversee and run a dang thing in this country not even there own jobs...besides the big drug companies are in bed with government, right? The doctors should be accountable and responsible if they go along with acts that violate their Hippocratic oath to DO NO HARM! It is the doctors that are responsible for over labeling millions of children with ADD/ADHD and prescribing psychotropic adult drugs to children and teens without responsible research nor knowing the long term effects on these children and teens. The same doctors over medicate the elderly too, creating more health issues with the side effects of those drugs. SOMEONE HAS TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE!

Anni Bricca
Anni Bricca

It IS illegal, in America at least, for doctors to make profits, but they are courted and given trips, gifts and other things. THAT should be illegal.

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