After Michael Moore's controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 broke domestic box office records for a documentary, there was much hype in the media about his next project, Sicko. Sicko will be his look at the state of the conventional health care industry.
But the last direct news about the project came via a report in the Los Angeles Times more than a year ago. At least, until a business plan surfaced from a new production company backed by Bob and Harvey Weinstein that has scheduled Sicko for a September 2006 release.
The Variety report linked below noted that Moore has been exposing drug company corruption by planting cameras in the offices of doctors.
Michael Moore has been pretty much living under the radar since he won an Oscar for Fahrenheit 9/11. The inspiration for Moore's next film, Sicko, stems from a segment he did on his television series The Awful Truth.
Moore documented the plight of a diabetic who urgently needed a pancreas transplant, but whose HMO refused to allow him to get one.
Now that Moore's reputation for exposing corporate practices is so well-known, he often has difficulty getting them to agree to direct interviews; at least six pharmaceutical firms have issued internal memos warning executives to be on the lookout for "a scruffy guy in a baseball cap" who asks too many questions.
So it looks like Moore has turned to hidden cameras this time instead.
It'll be interesting to see if they catch industry salespeople with their pants down, and once again document the common practice of drug companies marketing toxic drugs directly to your physician.
Hopefully, Sicko will encourage even more folks to take firmer control of their own health, continuing the meltdown of a flawed and often fatal conventional health care paradigm.
Meanwhile, in about a week, please watch your email inbox for a special communication from me where I will unveil Mercola.com's next giant step to achieve the mission of transforming the healthcare system to one focused on prevention and real cure, not surgery and pharmaceutical drugs.
This one can directly involve you, as you'll see ? and I think you will find the BIG video event that is coming (and is described in the letter) quite interesting and worthwhile. The email I'll send you will read "Ready to Help Take the Biggest Step Yet in Changing Our Medical System?" in your email subject line, so be sure to watch for it!