As part of lawsuit settlements, seven of the larger pharmaceutical companies have made public the payments that they made to doctors. They did not make these payments easily accessible, but now this information is readily available to search thanks to ProPublica. Jenny Ruhl just talked about this in her post Database Reveals Drug Company Payments to Doctors . You can search for your doctor at ProPublica by entering the search in at the right.
Well I found my doctor and I am disgusted. Almost as much as a "Poop Transplant". My doctor collected $140,000 in 2009 and another $89,000 in 2010. The listing only included Lilly, Cephalon, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson&Johnson, Merck and Pfizer. It did not include any payments from NovoNordisk who makes the Victoza I now take at his recommendation, which by the way costs me $200/month and that is my co-pay.
OMG. I almost want to throw up my POOP TRANSPLANT. I am unhappy about this. I want my doctor to work in my best interests and I feel violated.
Did you look up your doctor? What do you think about this!