THE BIG INFLUENCE OF BIG PHARMA ON MODERN CORPORATE MEDICINE
Watch as comedian, John Oliver — someone I had never heard of until I saw this earlier this morning — covers any number of topics I’ve previously dealt with over the course of the last several years in my EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE COLUMN. Even though it’s got a satirical flavor to it, Oliver’s commentary is spot on as he reveals a few of the sordid details of the incestuous relationship between “Big Pharma” and Medicine.
If you do nothing else with this video, watch the very end of it; from the 15:20 mark. I promise that you will fall over laughing at the spoofed drug ad. By the way, just saw the latest stats for 2014 from Express Scripts. Drug spending was up a whopping 13% over the previous year, with specialty drugs up nearly a third (did you get a 31% raise last year?). If you enjoy this sort of thing, you may want to do some research on an older wonder drug, PROGENITORIVOX.