Drug companies control the flow of information to doctors and attempt to by them off as well.
A recent article by the Associated Press last week disclosed a study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine that confirmed what many people have suspected all along: The pharmaceutical industry is trying to buy off doctors.
Many of my migraine headache patients and customers who purchased my migraine books ask me, “Doctor Jones, why hasn’t my doctor heard of your natural migraine headache treatment program?” The answer is that your doctor is being fed information from drug companies that keeps doctors focused on their line of prescription drugs.
“Not only do drug companies fund virtually all medical research studies, but drug companies give lavish gifts to doctors. Most payments studied were related to education, research, meals and personal visits with doctors to promote new drugs, the researchers said.”
This study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, March, 2007.
“Drug companies’ efforts to influence doctors are pervasive. An article in the journal last year said about 90 percent of the indurstry’s roughly $21 billion annual marketing budget is spent on doctors.”
So no wonder your doctor has never heard of a natural cure to your migraine headaches. The drug companies intend to keep it that way.
Andrew Jones, M.D.
Medical Director, Women’s Health Institute of Texas