Patients finally have the power to find out what their doctors are up to.
Specifically, YOU can now learn in about 30 seconds which Big Pharma firms are lining your doc’s pockets…
From free lunches and vacations to “consulting” fees, it’s easier than ever to see exactly how much your doctor is pocketing from the industry–and I’ll show you how.
How to dig up dirt on your doc
A new study finds a small but measurable erosion in trust since new rules went into place requiring Big Pharma report how much they pay every doctor to an online database that anyone can search.
But docs aren’t blaming themselves for getting caught cashing those checks…
They’re mad at YOU for finding out!
Sure, docs talk a good game about how much integrity they have… and how they could never, ever be bought off… but the numbers tell another story.
A 2016 study found that a single meal of $20 or less courtesy of a friendly drug rep can CHANGE a doctor’s prescription habits.
That one meal will DOUBLE the odds he’ll push a name-brand drug over a cheap generic that does the same thing.
And when Big Pharma picks up the tab for more than one meal for a doc…
He’s THREE TIMES more likely to push those drugs!
That study finds that the MORE meals docs get – and the MORE expensive they are – the BIGGER the impact it has on prescription habits.
It’s not just meals, either…
The industry is always finding new and creative ways to pay off doctors:
· Some get “consulting fees” for acting as a cheerleader, talking up new drugs at “informational” luncheons and workshops;
· Others get all-expense paid trips to luxury resorts to attend a “conference” or “meeting”
· And more “creative” tactics like these!
Given the power of that influence—and given that it leads directly to increased prescriptions—patients have EVERY RIGHT to know this.
But most don’t.
The new study finds just 1 in 33 patients are aware of this system and have used it. And if THAT’S enough to drive the mainstream nuts, imagine how much they’ll flip out when the other 32 figure it out!
Let’s make it happen. Right now.
Here’s all you have to do:
- Google “Open Secrets.”
- Go to the website, look for the “search” function.
- And simply punch in the names of all your docs and specialists, one at a time.
If you see that any of them are collecting cash, ASK them about it – especially if they’re trying to push a drug on you.
If they’re not willing to answer… if they get indignant… or if you simple don’t like the answer… it may be time to get a second opinion or an entirely new doc, ideally a holistic physician who isn’t collecting industry cash!