The Doctors: Physicians Paid To Push Brand Name Drugs
A doctor takes the Hippocratic Oath under which they promise to do their patients no harm, but does that hold true when it comes to the drugs some doctors push on their patients. Studies in the past have shown that it’s fairly common for certain doctors to take extra cash and perks from pharmaceutical companies, but a new investigation has found that those doctors who receive those types of patients do prescribe drugs differently on average compared to doctors who don’t. Plus, the more money the doctor receives, the more brand-name medications they tend to prescribe. But how big of an issue is this really?