I'm not entirely certain why I agreed to this, but I am scheduled to debate Tom Stossel on NECN's Newsnight with Jim Braude. It should air Monday night, June 2, at 8 pm. The topic is the bill being considered by the Massachusetts legislature that would, among other things, ban drug companies from giving any gifts to physicians. I've covered this issue in some depth here.
My opponent has an impressive pedigree, and is an eloquent spokesman for the view that there should be more, rather than less, interaction between physicians and drug companies. This site has links to many of his articles on the issue. I believe that John Stossel, the ABS news anchor who rants against various liberal causes, is Dr. Stossel's brother. If so, I hope he won't be receiving too much coaching from his famous debate-champ brother before Monday.
Tune in if you have a chance.