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Is your doctor receiving Big Pharma payoffs? Here's how to find out

Sunday, July 21, 2013 by: Willow Tohi
Tags: Big Pharma, bribery, doctors

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(NaturalNews) Ever find yourself sitting at the doctor's office, for eons, and notice those guys in the suits with the briefcases? They don't look sick. They look busy and important. They are the pharmaceutical companies' drug reps, come to stalk and bribe your doctor into prescribing you some toxic chemicals to suppress symptoms of imbalance and disease. It is a legalized money racket, and it's gotten so powerful it has virtually made common sense in the medical industry extinct.

Doctors work hard in med school. We see those dramas on network t.v. that show us just how much they go through, all the hours, tests, trials, and expense, the extra years of school. Almost all of them start out their careers deeply in debt. It costs around a quarter of a million dollars or more to become a doctor in the United States these days. This is how and why it started out being okay to be after the big bucks as a doctor. The Hippocratic Oath the doctors and other professionals of the health care industry take is so old and old-fashioned, many view it as more tradition or pomp and circumstance than a true binding ethical oath meant to guide and define their actions. It talks about "harming none" and swearing against "deadly medicine" and not "cutting for stone." How could ANY doctor in today's broken system uphold that oath? And, doctors are smart. They have to be to get through all that school. So it's natural to defer to them when talking about your health challenges and what can be done to improve them. Unfortunately, this has fed a well publicized "God Complex" in many of today's health care professionals. They don't care to be questioned, or to explain themselves. Like lots of well-to-do politicians, the infallible doctors won't tolerate clients who don't realize how lucky they are to have received their attention, and they aren't generally open to discussions on alternative treatments or second opinions.

Introducing Big Pharma

So that is where Big Pharma comes in - they size up the biggest doctor egos and flatter them into becoming mouthpieces for their companies and products, and accepting tokens of their gratitude in the form of everything from yachts to equipment for their clinics, to cash and other prizes. They are indoctrinated in medical school to believe in surgery and drug therapies as the only viable courses of treatment. Big Pharma ensures that is the case; they "donate to" and "support" universities, research, and training facilities so that tomorrow's doctors are weaned on their wares. Furthermore, it is Big Pharma that goes after practitioners of alternative or holistic therapies, and they have to stage to convince the healthcare professionals that these therapies are ridiculous.

People die every day from the barbaric practices of modern medicine. From medical mistakes to radiation poisoning, from vaccine reactions to simple nutrient deficiency coupled with chemical overload, there is a case to be made that it is not the older, more traditional, tried and true forms of medicine, now called "alternative," that are barbaric. They may not be fully understood, like love and God, but that doesn't make it weird. So, sooner or later, many people come to their senses. Some of them are the patients, some of them are the doctors. They realize there's got to be something else out there to help the suffering. And if it's the doctor having a crisis of conscious, they find themselves in a sticky situation. Once you have become a cog in the wheel of the Big Pharma money machine, it is difficult to get out. If it's the patient realizing they need to try something else, they often don't know where to go to find out what. It would be useful to know if you can trust your doctor, or if they have a conflict of interest with your being truly healthy.

There's nothing wrong with checking up on your doctor. You are the only one who benefits or suffers from your health. One way to check up on your doctor is to visit ProPublica's database of doctors that have received Big Pharma money for promotions. Visit: (http://projects.propublica.org)
and search for your doctor's name. Another way would be to check with your state's medical licensing body for complaints. If you really like your doctor, honor that relationship by giving him or her a chance to discuss your feelings and concerns, and desire to try something more natural. Many of them will be open to your ideas. If they aren't, you have a clear conscious in hunting up a new doctor.

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