|DOCTORS ARE GETTING GREEDY....after taking Hippocratic Oath...are becoming Hypocrites for simply the money...which they earn abundantly....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on January 13, 2010
......PVAF'S FIRST KNOWLEGE SHARING IN 2010.....
TO FIND THE TRUTH OF
ETHICS AMONG THOSE OF OUR FELLOW HUMANS
WHOM WE TRUST WITH OUR LIVES....
|DOCTORS PEDDLING THEIR INVENTIONS
TRUSTED MEDICAL JOURNALS
?????which are supposed to be independent
and peer reviewed !!!!
AFTER RECEIVING ROYALTIES
FROM THEIR INVENTIONS...
......where is the ethics of conflict of
......Medical journals also have been criticized
for not always requiring authors
to fully disclose financial conflicts.....
is an oath historically taken by doctors swearing to ethically practice
medicine. It is widely believed to have been written by
the father of western medicine, in
(late 5th century BC),
or by one of his students,
and is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Original, translated
||I swear by
Apollo, the healer,
Panacea, and I take to witness all
the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and
my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught
this art; to live in common with
him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon
his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
prescribe regimens for the good of
my patients according to my ability and my judgment and
never do harm to anyone.
I will not
give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked,
nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a
pessary to cause an
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my
I will not
cut for stone, even for patients in
whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be
performed by practitioners, specialists in
In every house where I come I will enter only for the
good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional
ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the
pleasures of love with women or
with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of
my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to
be spread abroad, I will
keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life
and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but
swerve from it or violate it, may
the reverse be my lot. (Please read the full article by clicking
Today's news sharing is very disturbing from the example of Dr., Thomas
Zdeblick, a University of Wisconsin orthopedic surgeon who, in 2002, has
pocketed millions of dollars in royalties from the spinal device maker
Medtronic, took over as editor-in-chief of a medical journal about
spinal disorders...and then there is the friendly relations between
doctors and pharmaceuticals which has been talked and talked and talked
about...but the power of money again is having a corrupting influence on
doctors and pharmaceuticals too...
All these eroding of ethics is happening in the era we live in called
per the vEDik
time count of creation...It says in the
Sciences of Life and Creations
that as kli-yug
progresses to its span of 432,000 years humans will resort to
more and more of this corrupting lifestyle...and we are only in the
5110th year of the kli-yug.....when already 75 percent of the human
population is not living daily by
DHARm as today's news sharing appears to be
is the universal rules by which all creations can co-exist in
harmony supporting each other's sustenance and progressive
prosperity...But when DHARm
is dumped meaning when universal laws of
TRUTH are ignored and/or compromised then the
humans have to suffer pain, pain and pain....But
states that money will be the ruler above all and the most compromiser
in kli-yug....and the proof lies in today's news sharing and other such
sharings on this SEARCHING FOR TRUTH website PVAF.....(this
para contributed by Champak Mistry
of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from his vED library and vED learning in
conjunction with his 64 years of life-journey in this kli-yug)
Please click on the next line to read what has been happening to the above
........WHAT IS THE TRUTH OF
BUSIENSS IN MEDICAL PRACTICE....
.....AND NOW TODAY' S
.....Medical journal editor: a Orthopedic Surgeon
gets royalties as his articles favour devices....
Edmonton Journal: 30
Dec 2009: John Fauber, Milwaukee, USA, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
| In 2002, Thomas Zdeblick, a University of
Wisconsin orthopedic surgeon who has pocketed millions of dollars in
royalties from the spinal device maker Medtronic, took over as
editor-in-chief of a medical journal about spinal disorders.
It would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
In the years to come, Zdeblick would receive more than $20 million in
patent royalties from Medtronic for spinal implants sold by the company.
And the medical journal he edited would become a conduit for positive
research articles involving Medtronic spinal products, a Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel analysis found.
Zdeblick took over editorship of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and
Techniques seven years ago. Since then, studies involving Medtronic
spinal products or that were funded by Medtronic appeared in the journal
at least once per issue, on average.
Dozens of studies that mentioned Medtronic products have been published
while Zdeblick has been editor. But in issue after issue, readers of the
journal were not told that he was receiving millions of dollars in
royalty payments from Medtronic at the same time.
Most of the time the articles, including some co-authored by Zdeblick
himself about devices for which he gets royalties, had good things to
say about the Medtronic products. Only on a small number of occasions
did the articles find major problems with Medtronic devices.
And often the articles did not disclose financial ties the authors had
to Medtronic. Zdeblick declined to comment for this story.
While editors wield tremendous influence in medicine, they are rarely
under the spotlight. “It’s absolutely a conflict,” said Richard Smith,
the former editor of the British Medical Journal.
At a minimum, Zdeblick’s conflict should be fully disclosed by his
journal whenever a study involving a Medtronic product is published,
said Smith, the author of The Trouble with Medical Journals.”
However, because he makes so much money from Medtronic royalties, he
really should not be editing the journal at all, Smith said.
The situation with Zdeblick and the journal is another twist in the
ongoing controversy over conflicts of interest in the field of medicine.
In the last two years, there have been several high-profile cases
involving influential doctors who were getting large sums from drug or
device companies without fully informing their patients or the
universities they worked for.
Then the universities themselves came under fire for accepting millions
of dollars from drug companies to sponsor continuing education courses
for doctors. Often, those courses were little more than drug-company
marketing that downplayed the risks of drugs and promoted benefits.
Sometimes, articles used in those courses were ghostwritten by agents
working for the drug companies even though the names of physicians were
put on the articles.
Medical journals also have been criticized for not always requiring
authors to fully disclose financial conflicts.
Largely escaping the fray, however, have been journal editors such as
Journal editors, who often are physicians, may have their own financial
relationships with drug or device companies, although seldom are those
conflicts disclosed, doctors say.
“It’s a black box,” said Jerome Cassirer, the former editor of the New
England Journal of Medicine. “Nobody has any idea what goes on in the
editorial offices of journals.”
In a statement, a spokesman for the spinal journal said Zdeblick has
disclosed his financial relationship with Medtronic to the company that
publishes the journal, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and
All manuscripts submitted to the journal go through a rigorous review
process using reviewers who have an objective viewpoint, Robert Dekker,
director of communications with Wolters Kluwer Health and Pharma
Solutions, said in a statement. “Thanks to our strict peer review
policies and processes, we have no concerns about the existence of this
relationship,” Dekker said in an e-mail.
Dekker declined to provide a list of the reviewers used by the journal
or information about their financial relationships with device
companies. He also declined to comment on how Zdeblick made decisions
about manuscripts and reviewers.
He said Medtronic is the market leader, with three times the revenue of
the second-leading company and that it generates a higher volume of news
and announcements that warrant a high volume of coverage.
“Our coverage of Medtronic products is in no way tied to or impacted by
any separate relationship between the company and Dr. Thomas Zdeblick,”
In an e-mail, Marybeth Thorsgaard, a spokeswoman for Medtronic, said the
journal is independent and peer-reviewed.
“Medical publications have safeguards against selection bias along with
disclosure requirements,” she said.
The editors of medical journals can be some of the most powerful people
“Once an editor makes a decision, there is no recourse; they are like a
king,” said Kassirer, author of On the Take: How Medicine’s Complicity
with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health.
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