DRUG PUSHERS – NO WAIT, I MEAN DOCTORS

I many friends in the medical community who I would and do trust with my life. So I wonder, how many times a day are they told by non-physicians, how to treat their patients?

Case in point: Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that CVS (yes the pharmacy), with the financial support and likely organizational assistance of Merck, sent letters to prescribing physicians to recommend a new diabetes drug.

Well – what is wrong with that?

No proof of research done by CVS to support the recommendation.
The Drug is made by Merck, sent to CVS lists of physicians.
Oh, did I mention the medication (Januvia) is almost 8 times more expensive than other diabetes drugs?
Does anyone else think it is odd for a corporation to sell your doctor on a medication without any empirical date to support the recommendation?

Read Mr. Armstrong’s Article CVS PUSHED COSTLY DRUG TO DOCTORS – and you be the judge

(yes, manufactured by Merck).

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.