Is the AMA Actually Supporting a Direct to Consumer Advertising Ban for Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Hallelujah! I recently read that the American Medical Association (AMA) is supporting a direct to consumer advertising ban for pharmaceutical drugs. It’s about time!

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People have been bombarded with these ads for years. After watching these commercials and listening to the disclosed side effects I find myself questioning what sane person “asks their doctor” for these poisons? I for one have turned the television off completely to avoid this constant in your face ad campaign for the drug companies to peddle their toxic drugs to the consumers. They’ve reached a new level of the ridiculous and generate laughs from those listening to these commercials and their insanity.

It’s unfortunate that an admired profession from days past, the physician, has become a legalized drug dealer pedaling the pharmaceuticals latest patented miracle pill, that probably causes more harm than good. What ever happened to the doctor’s creed to first do no harm? It’s nice to see the doctors finally standing up for their profession and trying to restore some dignity and integrity to their profession which seems to have been buried in the barrage of Big Pharma ads, financial incentives, harassment and bribes from the pharma industry. Maybe the next step should be to attach physicians’ financial benefits to the overall health of their patient not to how many prescriptions they write.

Perhaps the recent implementation of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Open Payments (Sunshine Act) and ProPublica Dollars for Docs is adding some pressure to the medical profession to clean up their act. According to the American Medical Associations (AMA) website “The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biological, that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.”

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The next step would be to revert back to healing a person with natural homeopathic remedies that works with the person’s immune system and abandon the poison, burn and cut practices that are currently used to treat disease (i.e. chemotherapy, radiation and surgery). They should concentrate on root cause analysis to determine what’s causing the disease instead of drugging the person to suppress the symptoms.

Another step they should take is to repeal the decision that states that only drugs can treat or cure a disease. It seems like there are a lot of cures that don’t involve any pharmaceuticals. Instead of these cures being publicized and promoted, the cures get discredited. There is no money to be made from wellness or cures. They make their money from treatments, residual treatment means residual income. Lets restructure the financial incentives of the doctors to one where they get more money for all people whose health is restored. In any case, it’s nice to see the medical profession taking a step in the right direction.

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