Transparency is important. Where funding comes from and goes to, what makes the cost of pharmaceuticals so high are financial and health related issues that the government and the general population need to know more about.
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative has sought to keep maternity services free from the wining and dining, 'gift' freebee culture of formula makers that creates dependency and a sense of 'owing one' to the generous one. If anyone wonders if it is necessary to keep midwifery free of funding by vested interests of formula makers and the like, wonder no more.
Wining and dining doctors a $60 million a year industry / Current news / The University of Newcastle, Australia