In my mailbox today was spam from the folks who publish the Physicians Desk Reference. They're offering free patient information .. stuff they would like me to share with my patients. So I looked at their handout on ear infections. Ugh. it urns out that. this stuff is littered with pharmaceutical "sponsorship." While links to medications that are related to the disease process are one things .. when the content of the medical information being provided is biased (?because of the sponsorship?) … we have reason to worry. In this case, there are links to a medication that should rarely (never?) be used for middle ear infections throughout the document, and no mention is made of not treating a middle ear infection with antibiotics — despite the fact that this is becoming commonplace.