Okay, this one is really scary to me. It’s beyond me being critical and sarcastic. I am embarrassed for our system because as a physician I rely on keeping up to date from medical journals. It is being reported that:
- Nearly two-thirds of medical research in the US is paid for by drug firms who could have a financial stake in the outcomes
- Several of the top medical journals have been found to be raking in millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies through kickbacks and reprinting fees
- The journal for the American Medical Association gets 52 percent of its revenue from reprinting studies by pharmaceutical companies
- Editors at the journal of the American College of Cardiology received $15 million in kickbacks from drug firms
Am I surprised? Actually I am a little. I knew the AMA was a sell out but 52%? There needs to be a massive enema given to the medical journal system to clean this crap out. We should demand it. Where are the ethics for these editors? How do they sleep at night? I am beyond disturbed at this.
What do you think?