“I have loans and mortgages. I depend… on drug companies.”
Dr. Leana Wen, MD, made a disturbing discovery. Her mother’s oncologist was earning huge fees from a cancer drug company. It produced the particular course of chemotherapy and radiation treatments he prescribed to her mother. She wondered why the doctor had never disclosed this conflict of interest… or how many other patients he had placed on the regimen.
Let’s just say Big Medicine didn’t like the idea… she was harassed, threatened, and ostracized throughout the medical community. Some even tried to get her fired.
You won’t believe the full story she relates in this gripping 15-minute TED talk. If you can spare the time, watch it. It may cause you to ask some lifesaving questions at your next doctor’s appointment…