Drug Companies, Court Doctors

In a report from the New England Journal of Medicine a national survey showed that 94% of doctors surveyed had some form of relationship with the drug industry. Pharmaceutical manufacturers spend over 7 billion a year on gifts to doctors and health care professional. Information on doctors and what is being prescribed tells the manufactures who to visit and offer incentives. Currently, legislation is before State Senate to ban the action of profiling data and for doctors to prescribing drugs based on the patients best interests.