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Article: "Cheap Meals from Big Pharma Can Make Doctors Prescribe Expensive Drugs". http://www.alternet.org/drugs/free-meals-big-pharma-can-make-doctors-prescribe-expensive-big-name-drugs

ThreeC: As you may know, Jack Abramoff was undoubtedly the greatest lobbyist of all time. His lobbying consisted of bundling campaign contributions for candidates and providing “gratuities” for his targets—anything to accomplish his objectives. One of his simple-but-effective methods of grea…

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DickD: No but I'm a friend of Vic Davy... [beam]

IDK: If a lobbyist bundles $100K and donates it to the campaign; or if he sponsors a couple golf outings in Scotland for the official and his friends (total value equalling $100K) the expected results (or impact on that official) from the transactions will be the same, no?

Just between you and me, dave: I’ve noticed two things about you. You are always passing out insults for others or reminding everyone how great you are… always... in every one of your comments and most of your columns (except the one about the highlight of your trip to England being the afte…

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"conflict of interest".

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Dave: You just have too many issues. First of all, you don’t need to explain a thing: Your wife works for a drug company as a “compliance officer”. IOW: YOU have a conflict of interest and, therefore, have zero credibility with regard to the matter. Also, a compliance officer’s job (especial…

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G4b: Dr. Menocal’s column was thoroughly disingenuous. As a physician, we should expect him to, at least, consider the subject of drugs (particularly prescription drugs and their non-prescription alternatives) objectively. Instead, he offers a totally false narrative, focusing on a su…

Who’s got the power? A simple comparison from OpenSecrets.org shows that the gun control lobby spent $2.3M lobbying Congress this year, donated entirely to Democrats. https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?cycle=2016&ind=Q12

Meanwhile, the gun rights lobby spent $1.5M, …

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According to the linked report from ProPublica, Dr. Menocal received $2,744 in payments from prescription drug companies between August 2013 - December 2014. The payments were for "food and beverage."
https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/97924

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