How Drug Companies Influence Doctors


Drug companies save lives and improve the quality of those lives.  But these business are also trying to profit from their activities.  Second-year med student Amy Young talks with PharmedOut director and founder Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, about the tactics drug companies use when selling pharmaceuticals to doctors.  According to her, drug companies are using some pretty sneaky tactics to exert subtle pressure on doctors, who in many cases aren’t aware of how those methods influence their subscribing habits.

Listen:  Episode 005: How Drug Companies Influence Doctors

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