How many patients tend to be clearly with all this information? Not enough. Instead, since the BMJ stated in 2013, the medication business’s business strategy for diabetes is “recruit tame diabetologists, [and] massage all of them with money ”.
When doctors need make medical choices in relation to biased information corrupted by commercial influence, we can not claim to apply ethical medicine. Once I typed a write-up pointing away that it was incorrect to not tell patients that inserting a heart stent for steady angina does not avoid heart attacks and prolong life, we got a supportive email from a colleague. “Many interventional cardiologists would independently agree with you but get a hold of your message in public areas uncomfortable,” he blogged. “There’s an entire business of men and women whose livelihoods tend to be influenced by invasive cardiology.”