Some drug makers pay key leaders in a field of medicine, such as chairs of departments in medical schools, tens of thousands of dollars if they are saying the right things about their product. They manipulate medical education sessions, lectures, articles in medical journals, research studies, even personal conversations between physicians to get their product message across.
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If you think pills are safe to take because your doctor or TV ads have said so, think again. Drug companies are simply testing their products on human guinea pigs. I'd much prefer more natural remedies like acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, yoga, meditation or even massage therapy.
If you ever think your doctor is a super hero, just ask him/her if there is a cure for the common cold. Inspite of all the trainings doctors have had and all the money we are paying them, they know just as little as you and I do.