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Doctors are not immune to corruption

Doctors are not immune to corruption

Physicians tend to see themselves as impartial arbiters of sound medical practices. But as Aaron Carroll explains, hard evidence shows that doctors who take decision-making roles over companies in which they have a personal stake, or accept gifts or other benefits from the medical industry, are significantly more likely to make choices which reflect that benefit.

In other words, doctors can be bribed, just like anyone else. --Ryan Cooper