Doctors Profit from Treatments (part II)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about oncologists who recommend chemo to their patients and then profit from those chemo drugs they’ve recommended.  One doctor I talked to said that oncologists are the only doctors who do have that “privilege.”  I haven’t been able to verify that, however….

A whole ‘nuther part of this conversation came up yesterday when I interviewed a cardiologist on my radio show (see yesterday’s blog entry). We were discussing the New York Times article that discussed the tens of thousands of patients who needed heart by-pass surgery and had, instead, received stents to unblock their arteries.  Just a few years later, some of those stents are becoming problematic.  The medical community is now second guessing whether stents are actually all they were cracked up to be.

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