Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Conflicts of Interest in Medicine

Nothing good comes from thinking of doctors as angels.  That isn't to say that they are bad, just that they put pants on one leg at a time like anyone else.  And when one takes 300K in sponsorship money from a drug company, that means they have a conflict of interest just like it would for anyone else... 

The real lesson here though is that your care is ultimately your own responsibility.  Finding out whether your doctor's financial interests may conflict with your own, and what to do about it, is up to you.

(H/T White Coat Notes)

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