Health Care

Unfair practice

Print edition : October 31, 2014

A CT scan in progress. While medical investigations are necessary in many cases, all too often patients end up paying for tests they do not need. Photo: M. PERIASAMY

India is regarded as an expanding market for global big pharma.

Doctors are frequently under pressure from patients themselves to write out lengthy prescriptions. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar

Dr Balram Bhargava. He is leading the Society for Less Investigative Medicine. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Growing corruption and malpractices in the medical field raise the question whether measures like regulation and audit of medical practice will have to be initiated to protect the gullible public.

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