I am happy to be asked by my friends in the National Physician's Alliance to let everyone know about the launch of their Unbranded Doctor Campaign: http://unbrandeddoctor.org/
I was at the NPA annual meeting, which they had the great kindness to hold in Houston so it was only an hour's drive, and was able to learn a lot about the launch of this important campaign to start to retrieve medical professionalism from the forces of commercialism.
I have only one small bone to pick with the campaign. I don't see it up live yet on the website, but at the NPA meeting, I was able to see a preview version of the campaign's store, where one can (eventually) purchase T-shirts, backpacks, hats, buttons, and a variety of gizmos to show patients and colleagues that one supports this effort. I believe that there was also an Unbranded wall clock for the heavy hitters. But to my surprise and dismay, I did not see Unbranded coffee mugs or pens!! How better to declare one's independence from the drug industry gravy train? I trust this deficiency will be remedied without delay.
NOTE ADDED 4/2/08: I'm informed by the NPA office that while it is true they do not (as yet anyway) sell pens, they will have mugs available! Sorry for the error.