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Sat Jul 25, 2015, 01:24 PM

10. A question about medical research....

Is there adequate money for research to develop new devices, or do doctors generally self-fund their inventions? If they self-fund, I have no objection to their making money from a device that could help the sick.

I understand that Oz's self-promotion is unethical, but if he actually did develop something medically beneficial, why shouldn't he -- or any other doctor-- profit from it?
I also understand the part of the article about doctors prescribing brand-name drugs and getting "kickbacks" from big pharma. But... research is expensive. Someone has to fund it.

I ask this as someone who has personal interest (not financial!) in a medical device that has been in development for at least 15 years. As far as I can determine, it is being funded by the government (NIH, maybe?) and corporate grant money. Maybe someone who works in this field can enlighten us. Thank you!

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