Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vermont Drug Disclosure

Vermont is one of the very few states in the nation with a disclosure law that lets us get a look at how the pharmaceutical industry buys control of medicine today. The drug marketing disclosure law doesn't even include free samples but it's a snapshot of how the current medical system works.

In tiny little Vermont the top 78 drug makers reported spending a total of $2,935,248 to promote their products. Can you imagine how much the drug industry is spending in New York or California to promote drug use and their sales and profits?

And you wonder why the first suggestion from your doctor is about a drug?

How can complementary and alternative therapies compete in this game that's all about money instead of being about patient health?

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