To pharmaceutical companies, physicians practicing clinical medicine are sales-facilitators essentially bought the way actors are bought to wear white coats in front of television cameras while pretending to be physicians.
India has become "the pharmacy of the developing world." Without affordable Indian generic medicines, millions of lives saved by Doctors Without Borders and other organizations over the past decade would otherwise have been lost.
If you were hoping for a modicum of media reform, aimed at reducing health care costs and delivering better services in the Obama Administration's forthcoming health care reform bill, you can forget it.
It's almost impossible to comprehend that less than 100 years ago sending information about birth control through the mail was considered not only illicit and obscene, but was illegal as per the Comstock Act of 1873.
The issue and candidate-driven focus of independent voters allows them to be pragmatic and flexible. But lacking a firm political ideology, it can also cause them to appear fickle, gullible, and impatient.