The New York Times reveals that among specialists the psychiatrists are the one’s that get payed the most by pharmaceutical industries in the USA. In the USA drug companies are required to disclose their payments to doctors for lectures and other services. Endocrinologists received the second largest amount.
Efforts to require disclosure of payments to doctors began almost by happenstance in 1993. Compliance with the law seems to be “spotty”. In The Netherlands such laws do not exist. To my opinion it would be time to make them. Even with disclosures in abstracts, articles and lectures it is still hard to evaluate the objectiveness of some psychiatrists.
Well that’s to posts on money and health today.