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Posts Tagged ‘OBSTAT’

Drug costs have ballooned in Quebec

Posted by Colin Rose on April 18, 2009

Why am I not surprised? In Quebec, doctors are paid by drug dealers to prescribe drugs.

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Drug costs have ballooned in Quebec
AARON DERFEL GAZETTE HEALTH REPORTER
The Gazette
17 Apr 2009

Quebec spends far more on prescription drugs than any other province or territory in Canada – a factor that’s to blame for spiralling healthcare costs, a new study reveals. More disturbing, Quebec has gone from spending the least of any province on…read more…

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OBSTAT-Doctors being paid to push drug study

Posted by Colin Rose on April 3, 2009

“Dr. LeLorier reports having served as a paid speaker or consultant for the following manufacturers of statins: Merck Frosst Canada, Pfizer Canada, AstraZeneca, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.” Why would anyone take any advice on statins from him?


Doctors being paid to push drug study
BY TOM BLACKWELL
National Post
03 Apr 2009

Quebec doctors are being offered $100 for every new patient they put on cholesterollowering statin drugs as part of a major, federally subsidized study that is raising questions about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health…read more…

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