California Votes To Ban Drug Company Gifts To Doctors

Posted: June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The California Senate has voted to ban drug manufacturers from incentivizing doctors with gifts. This was accompanied by evidence that over $1.4 billion was spent last year on gifts to Californian doctors, including expensive meals and airline tickets.

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The gifting system perpetuated by big pharma is inarguably contributed to the national painkiller epidemic, where now an estimated 91 people die every day from opioid overdose.

(True Activist) California Senate has voted to ban drug manufacturers from incentivizing doctors with gifts. This was accompanied by evidence that over $1.4 billion was spent last year on gifts to Californian doctors, including expensive meals and airline tickets.

“While we have witnessed the cost of drugs rise over the past decade, industry profits have also grown significantly. We should be all standing for seniors and taxpayers to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.” said California Sen. Mike McGuire (D).

Senate sent the bill to Assembly in a vote of 23-13. The new law was modeled after a law enacted in Vermont in 2009, which required pharmaceutical companies to publicly disclose all money given to doctors and other…

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  1. Holy shit. This is great news.

    • This was supposedly declared illegal decades ago under federal law, but the drug companies managed to worm their way around it by making the plane trips, restaurant meals, etc. so-called “educational activities.”

  2. I stupidly poured chemicals into my eyes for years because while reading, I noticed that my eyes felt dry and I wanted to make sure there was nothing really wrong with them and so off to the optometrist I go. Of course, he was going to find something wrong with them. I was told that I had glaucoma and was prescribed medication for it. I was also told that I had ‘dry eye’ and was prescribed OTC medication for that. A few years later, I was told that I had cataracts now. Needless to say, my eyes got worse AFTER having poured those medications into them and I sought a second opinion. This new optometrist did even more tests and concluded that I did not have glaucoma, saw no cataracts but suggested that I continue using the glaucoma medication. I have stopped both medications and when my eyes get that dry feeling, I simply put my book down, close them and they’re usually much better in no time flat.

    I also noticed that when I went to the first optometrist who told me my eyes were fucked up, that he had a drawer full of OTC dry eye medications of which he pulled one out and suggested I use a certain one called Blink. He told me that Systane was rather expensive and those were used by him and so of course any and all Systane drops were more than likely confiscated by him and the less expensive ones were left for his patients. Talking about kickbacks, the doctors even get free medication for their issues.

    I trust none of them. I just try and find holistic remedies and old wives tale remedies for any and everything. I suggest people get second opinions if they can especially seeing as how their doctors are on the take.

    California’s ban is a step in the right direction. I can only hope that other states will follow suit.

    • Same here, Shelby. I am on no medication at all now, except for herbs I get from my acupuncturist. When I was in Seattle, I accepted visits from a few drug reps because they gave me free samples for my indigent patients who couldn’t afford to pay for prescription medication. Antidepressants don’t work very well for depression but they’re quite good for anxiety in about 1/3 of patients and are far safer than addiction drugs like Xanax and Valium. Some of the drug reps were really obnoxious, though. They would keep track of me at the local pharmacies on whether I was prescribing their drugs or not – I usually wasn’t because they were too expensive for my patients.

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