Monday, August 04, 2008

INJURY BOARD: U.S. Lacks Warning System on Artificial Joints

Excellent article here from Injury Board.

Upton Sinclair said it best: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

Earlier articles revealed that as part of a settlement agreement with the United States attorney in Newark, the five largest manufacturers of artificial joints released records showing they paid physicians and hospitals more than $200 million this year. Some doctors promoting these devices received nearly $2,000,000 in one year alone. How unbiased can this be?

Daily, we see plastic surgeons and med device public relations people thoughout the interwebs promoting implants and other expensive surgeries ... how much do they earn ?

This excellent CBS piece, discussed how much the vaccination industry promoters receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A related article can be read here: Medical Device Makers Settle Kickbacks Probe for $311M.

With the various media being filled with industry voices disguised as unbiased writers, our health decisions are put at risk.