ICC policy statement concerning ICC sponsorship funds

Lawrence Grouse

Abstract

As the accompanying article concerning the medicalindustrial complex explains (1), in many countries the government, health care businesses, and physician groups act to maximize their profits at the expense of patients’ well-being. International COPD Coalition (ICC), whose mandate is to improve patient well-being, must expose and oppose such organizations that overcharge, over treat, and under deliver patient benefits. ICC works to convince the worldwide medical-industrial complex not to focus their efforts on profits, but to make improved patient outcomes their first priority.