Monday, June 02, 2008
I was just sitting in my office dictating charts when I heard yet ANOTHER commercial for Kevin Trudeau's Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About. Mr. Trudeau claims that the powers that be don't want you to know exactly which herbs and foods may help you to feel better. He encourages you to read about the 'conspiracy' to keep you sick and overweight. He says, "The medical establishment exists only because people are sick."
Shit! They're onto us.
As a diabetes specialist, OF COURSE I want to keep Americans fat and diabetic. It's my industry. We call it job security in the diabetes world.
Anyhow, I want to congratulate Mr. Trudeau for exposing our disgusting and inappropriate relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Since he has exposed us, I feel a bit guilty and want to provide FULL DISCLOSURE with respect to the gifts and kickbacks I have received from pharmaceutical companies over the past few years:
Merck Schering-Plough: Yet another Porsche Cayenne Turbo was delivered to my home on Saturday. The 2007 they gave me last year for writing so many Vytorin prescriptions only has 8000 miles. I'll keep this one in storage until my son is ready for it. With the way Vytorin is going, may be the last Cayenne from Merck for awhile.
Novo Nordisk Inc.: 7-day junket to Vegas with a $10,000 'head start' on chips and a weeklong orgy with their 10 hottest drug reps. Priceless. We're going again the end of June. Hell, they do this for me every year, I'll write insulin for people who don't even have diabetes.
Sanofi-Aventis: A week with Megan Fox in The Beverly Hills Hotel with a closet full of edible underwear. Let's just say I have been 'Transformed'. Have this week on the docket again for early August.
So, there you have it. You win Mr. Trudeau. By the way, your line that "The medical establishment only exists because people are sick" is genius. In fact, I don't get it. Anybody? Help?
Posted by Lofty Zahari at Monday, June 02, 2008