A Patient's Dilemma

Doctors continue to push for branded medications, after the government's launch of an affordable medicine campaign, at the expense of their patients.

 
Last Updated: Wednesday 24 June 2015

Doctors continue to push for branded medications, after the government's launch of an affordable medicine campaign, at the expense of their patients.

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  • Its a tyranny on patients to


    Its a tyranny on patients to spend more due to some of the doctors who receive commissions from pharma companies to prescribe the medicines manufactured by them. This is also a fact that 100% doctors don't do it but denial is also not truth.So some regulatory bodies are required to have a check on it as our Country is full of Corruption and day by day its increasing instead of decreasing inspite of increase in level of education.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 9 years ago | Reply
  • Medical profession has lost

    Medical profession has lost its nobility. Doctors have lost their discretion in prescribing medicines and compassion to the suffering humanity. Now they are tradable commodities in the hands of corporate hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. This situation is the adverse effect of unhealthy mushrooming of private medical colleges.

    Dr.M.Muthukrishnan

    Posted by: Anonymous | 9 years ago | Reply