Thursday, July 12, 2012

It is all about the money

The two commercials you see on TV constantly are pharmaceutical companies advertising their drugs and lawyers wanting to sue pharmaceutical companies.

Why do so many drugs created to cure one thing, have twenty-times as many side effects.


Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

Unfortunately, any side effect reported during a study gets listed. Lawyers are always looking to make a quick buck as are unscrupulous patients. The pain management docs are looking to hook people so they have a monthly income and then the addicts sue the docs for giving them meds when they take too many themselves and get addicted. It's a big freaking circle.

A Doc 2 Be said...

At least they started making sure the more common side effects are noted and listed first. Drowsiness, light sensitivity, nausea... used to be those got lumped into renal failure, cardiac arrest, etc.

Like NPSL said, a big circle with everyone putting their hands in for a slice of the pie.

NP Odyssey said...

They had a pain specialist doctor in California get busted last month for giving out a little too much. Although, she was making big bucks off it. Now she is just a felon.

Candi said...

Pain clinics scare me. Not in the literal sense of course. They remind me of those clinics where addicts go and get their drugs doled out to them in manageable amounts (with clean needles & such), well I guess that's exactly what it is (minus the needles of course). Like I said, scary, and not a place I would ever want to work.