Doctors are routinely bought off by drug companies. They’re PAID to push their poisonous pills on patients.
Now, they’re absolutely LIVID over it and ready to rebel.
But don’t get your hopes up here. The docs I’m talking about aren’t about to REJECT those kickbacks. Because they’re not mad at the crooked system that sells you out at every turn.
They’re ticked off at YOU – for finding OUT about it!
Yep, no one likes being caught with a hand in the cookie jar.
But a new online tool is just that: It lets you catch them in the act. For the first time ever, patients have instant (and totally FREE) access to a massive database tracking how much every doctor in America collects from Big Pharma.
And today, I’m going to share what they DON’T want you to know.
Tracking drug company kickbacks
A new report finds doctors are steamed over the results of the Open Payments system, which is eroding trust between patients and doctors.
Overall, that trust fell a small – but very significant – 2.7 percent since this system was launched in 2014, the study finds.
But they’re in DENIAL over what this means, even calling it an “unintended consequence.”
Sorry, bub. That’s the EXACT intention. The system is designed to let patients know who’s lining their pockets with industry money since we know those dollars directly influence their decisions.
But here’s the most critical finding in the new study: Patients who used the system and learned their docs WEREN’T taking the payments had a HIGHER level of trust.
See? There’s a big benefit to keeping clean.
How to give your doctors an “integrity checkup”
So here’s what they DON’T want you to do… but what you absolutely MUST DO right now.
Crack open the computer, search Google for “Open Payments” and look for the “search” feature.
Type in the names of your doctors one by one, and it’ll not only tell you how much he or she accepted, but who it was from and what it was for.
You can find out if he accepted gifts of “food and beverage” or “travel” as well as payments for helping promote a drug and ownership stakes in products and companies.
I’m NOT saying all doctors who take a dollar are dirty. But you’re entitled to this information so you can make your own decisions about what does and doesn’t matter.
Plus, it gives you a chance to ask about it. Which can be especially important if your doctors are pushing drugs from companies hat you now KNOW are paying him off.
Ask him WHY he’s recommending it… HOW it could hurt you… and WHAT other options you have.
And be sure to ask him the most important question of all: What happens if I do nothing?
You’d be surprised at how often the answer is, essentially, not much… because the dirtiest secret of modern pharmaceuticals is that many of the conditions they treat – from minor infections to skin conditions to stomach problems to pain – often go away on their own.