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  • Industry and Physicians, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    One of the things when you get to be my age is you remember things, and one of the things that I remember quite well is the original spaghetti cowboy movie or western, which was called The Good, Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood. Looking at industry and physicians interaction there’s a perception this is a drug industry issue. It’s not. We live in an environment where the device manufacturers are also involved. And while we tend to think more of drugs, this is not the only part. When I arrived over at Albany Med about a quarter to six this morning, I saw one of the device reps getting out of his van and bringing in a whole pile of things. He was going to the operating room to help somebody to implant some device. I won’t tell you what I thought it was, but it was something that you would all recognize.