Monday, 23 May 2011
More about Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies
ProPublica reports further about Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies. "As we reported earlier this month, financial links between these professional societies and the drug and device industries are a widespread concern. The Heart Rhythm Society got nearly half of its $16 million in donations last year from companies that make drugs and devices used to control abnormal heart rhythms. The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions took in $4.7 million, more than half of its total receipts in 2009, from drug and device manufacturers." In the words of the old proverb, "He who pays the piper, calls the tune," and in today's words, "Follow the money!"