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Ask Your Doctor What He Had for Lunch Today


Is your doctor prescribing your medication because you need it or because the drug company has buttered him up with free lunches delivered to his office every day?

Despite the amount they charge for a 15-minute visit, many doctors don't even have to pay for their own lunches. Drug companies send lunches and breakfasts to medical offices around the country and it affects what your doctor prescribes.

A former pharmaceutical representative, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, called lunch “incredibly effective” in lifting pharmaceutical sales for the companies where she worked, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson ... “We got the numbers of what the physicians were prescribing. If I brought in lunch one week, I could see the following week if that lunch had an impact,” Ms. Slattery-Moschkau said.

Drug Makers Pay for Lunch as They Pitch

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I took zyprexa which was ineffective for my condition and gave me diabetes.

Zyprexa, which is used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, accounted for 32% of Eli Lilly's $14.6 billion revenue last year.

Zyprexa is the product name for Olanzapine,it is Lilly's top selling drug.It was approved by the FDA in 1996 ,an 'atypical' antipsychotic a newer class of drugs without the motor side effects of the older Thorazine.Zyprexa has been linked to causing diabetes and pancreatitis.

Did you know that Lilly made nearly $3 billion last year on diabetic meds, Actos,Humulin and Byetta?

Yes! They sell a drug that can cause diabetes and then turn a profit on the drugs that treat the condition that they may have caused in the first place!

I was prescribed Zyprexa from 1996 until 2000.
In early 2000 i was shocked to have an A1C test result of 13.9 (normal is 4-6) I have no history of diabetes in my family.
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Daniel Haszard http://www.zyprexa-victims.com

Posted by Daniel Haszard on August 11, 2006 12:48 PM | Permalink | Reply

Big Pharma, Dr's.....they are all in on this together...right along with the corrupt FDA! They should all be rounded up and imprisioned. www.newstarget.com www.dangerousmedicine.com www.healthranger.org

Posted by CABOSUN on October 30, 2006 4:24 AM | Permalink | Reply

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