The total impact of obesity and its related complications on the United States’ economic output has been estimated at between 4 and 8 percent of gross domestic product.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the annual cost of diabetes in 2017 was $327 billion, including $237 billion in direct medical expenditures and $90 billion in reduced worker productivity.
The effects of poor diet and inadequate physical activity at any weight — contributed to declines in life expectancy in 2015 and 2016.
The obesity epidemic is largely overlooked as the media continue to blame drug companies and PBM’s for high drug costs.
One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years, omitting his financial ties from dozens of research articles in prestigious publications like The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
Did not follow financial disclosure rules set by the American Association for Cancer Research when he was president of the group.
The feedback from within the medical community has been sharp “Dr. José Baselga’s demonstrated lack of ethics by not disclosing his ties to big pharma is a cancerous lesion on the entire medical research community. SHAME, SHAME, Dr. Baselga”.