I went back to the DoctorQ.ca website, and they have made a few small changes. I notice that the "Micardis" tab has been renamed "Telmisartan" (its generic name, but the page still has a URL of http://www.doctorq.ca/Micardis.html.
If I hear another physician ever complain to me about pharmacists' potential lack of ethics when it comes to prescribing, I think I'll refer them to this site.
From the Toronto Sun:
Unplug the drug plugs, Dr. Qaadri.
That's the message Liberal MPP Dr. Shafiq Qaadri got from the province's medical authorities after a Toronto Sun story pointed out much of the content on his medical clinic website violated doctor advertising rules.
Qaadri has been scrubbing the website of nearly 60 separate plugs for brand name pharmaceuticals ever since.
"As soon as concerns were raised, I contacted the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and they gave me advice that I should remove them, and I did," said Qaadri, a family physician and Liberal MPP for Etobicoke North.
College rules prohibit doctors from mentioning drugs by name, using any superlatives to describe them or from associating themselves with any products or services. ...more