Mark Midei’s lawyer responded to the sensational reports earlier this week about his client’s relationship to Abbot. In defending his client he gave a preview of Midei’s defense. According to a story by Tricia Bishop in the Baltimore Sun, “it was business as usual for the medical profession.”
“All of these events were legal; they were done uniformly by all practitioners,” said lawyer Stephen L. Snyder, adding that “this is the way it’s done” between product sales people and doctors.
The really scary thought here is that Snyder may well be right. He may manage to exonerate his client by proving the entire medical-industrial complex guilty.