This topic came up earlier today in another thread that was closed and sent to the advertising section. But I am curious as to what other people think about doctors endorsing products. This what I wrote in the other thread In an ideal world I think it is okay for a doctor to endose a product once they have taken the time and the effort to make sure that the product is safe and useful. The reason I use the ideal world part is I believe a doctor can make a legitamate judgement on a product but when money gets involved it can cloud a person's judgement. But if you think about it doctors endorse products everyday but on just a smaller scale. Right now I am in a peds office and the doctor is constantly telling parents that she likes/dislikes a product and that they should switch products. This is considered completely appropriate because money is not clouding the doctors opinion. So I think it is possible a doctor can endorse a product but they must be extremely careful to do it on the product's merits for both their own integrity and that of the profession.