‘Doctors often choose the medicine from the pharmacist in charge who pay them’
Doctors prescribe more drugs for the pharmaceutical companies that sponsor them.
Also, they give more often prefer to use costly medicines of that company. It turns out that that Thursday, after investigation by the Volkskrant and VGZ.
For the study was the prescribing of new medicines linked to sponsorbedragen of the pharmaceutical industry. The companies pay doctors for example, for lectures, conferences and in-service training.
The study would among other things show that sponsored doctors (52 percent), the diabetes medication Toujeo more prescribing than doctors (19 percent) that are not sponsored by the pharmacist in charge of the vehicle.
The diabetes medication Tresiba write an average of fourteen physicians who are sponsored by the producer of the drug for. For non-sponsored doctors this number is five. Two other medications, to lower cholesterol Repatha and Praluent, write sponsored doctors the means of three to four times more common according to, according to the newspaper.
The connection between the sponsorship and the prescription does not automatically mean that doctors are influenced by pharmaceutical companies. A spokeswoman for the Federation of Medical Specialists says to the newspaper that, therefore, no conclusions may be.