A brilliant bit of reporting on NPR regarding how money drives way too much in medicine. Really a delightful piece, exposing how Big Pharma makes everyone think they have a disease that needs a drug. TBTAM did a similar expose a year ago on Pfizer, this one is on Merck, but be sure they would all have done it if they had thought of it first.
It should give pause to physicians and patients alike.
And make us wonder why last week the FDA approved Crestor, a powerful cholesterol-lowering drug, for people who do NOT have an elevated cholesterol.