by Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution:
- The Facts:A resource that allows you to understand the financial relationship between doctors and pharma companies in the United States. If you click on Search Tool, you have the ability to search by Physician, Teaching Hospital, or Company Making Payment.
- Reflect On:Why is our medical system dominated by pharmaceutical companies? Why do most doctors trust the medications they prescribe without looking into it more? Why don’t doctors prescribe health solutions that don’t involve drugs?
In 2014, Harvard University stated that prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death. North American culture practically worships the pharmaceutical industry and often fails to recognize many of the issues within it. Many Americans are completely unaware that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions, even after being approved.