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!
Please fix typo on "specialists"!
I see over medication taking place the older generation are lined up in drug store where ever you go , never question why or what their drugs will do to them.
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.
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.
I wonder why my signature is not showing? I just signed this Petition.
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
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!!!!!
I am sorry, Bob - I think I put it on your wall. I shall be a bit more careful.
I have a problem with the premiss... semantics, implications, assumptions, and jumping to conclusions are all disengaging to me...
As I said before, such a practice is already illegal, unethical, and wrong on so many levels....
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!
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.