Scott we are kinda saying the same thing... Doctors would rather prescribe a drug big pharma produces and says is safe, than a cheap alternative that has been used successfully for decades. My point is absolution from responsibility, if someone had a reaction from big pharma drugs, the doctor is supported, that wouldn't be the case of the doctor told them to use a natural alternative.
My point wasnt financial reward, but since you mention it that does happen. I'm theory taking kick backs from medical companies is illegal, but in practice it just gets labelled 'payment for advertising etc'.. there's loads of info on the net about this but..
I'm not demonising Doctors, I'm just saying we should consider their words as advice, they may not be as impartial or as knowledgeable as they claim.