Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety – Sep 11

Money Talks – Profits Before Patient Safety
(Hosted by DOCUMENTARY WATCHERS & CNY)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

6:30 PM to 9:15 PM, Kips Bay, New York

Please RSVP at Conversations New York http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/events/116947002/ and at Documentary Watchers. http://www.meetup.com/documentary/events/129399402 Thank you.

Dr. Jerome Hoffman, UCLA Medical School, “The relationship between physicians and the drug industry…begins the day you hit medical school…establishing relationship, establishing good feelings, and a dependency, and a sense of entitlement, that I work really really hard and no one is else is really nice to me, but these guys are really nice to me, and at the same time the notion that we are all in
this together…We are all on the same side. The side fighting against disease.”

Jeanne Lenzer, Investigative Medical Journalist, “…doctors started to telling me these stories about drug and therapies that they were prescribing,…they were horrified…they would find out that these therapies, one after another was actually causing more harm than good…in some instances killing patients…increasingly, of course, it shows pharmaceutical influence.”

Join us for food, drinks, and discussion.
Short social before start
Greet old friends and meet new ones.

6:30pm Social
6:45 Showing
7:45 Small group and large group discussions
9:15+ Continue discussion on your own.

Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety – The Film Drug Companies Don’t Want You to See

Money Talks exposes the questionable tactics that big drug companies use to make record profits by playing with the safety of our family’s health care. Using misleading advertising, attractive drug reps who wine and dine doctors and other unethical practices, the drug industry makes billions of dollars every year selling us unsafe, unnecessary and overpriced drugs.

There are over 80,000 pharmaceutical sales people employed in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States alone. My understanding is that that is about 1 for every 4 doctors. Their job is to sell drugs. Their job is not to educate doctors. Their job is not to provide medical information. They have one job and one job only: to push their product particularly against other competing products. Doctors should not trust them to give them unbiased and accurate information about their drugs, and frankly, doctors shouldn’t let them in their offices.

If you want to protect the people you love from their dangerous practices that compromise the safety and quality of our health care, Money Talks is a must-see film.

RESOURCE:

Consumer Reports
Best Buy Drugs
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/best-buy-drugs/index.htm

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