Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dollars for Docs

Is your doctor taking payments from drug companies for speaking and consulting?
“we are inviting every medical patient in the country to join this investigation. The database on our website includes every payment by seven drug companies that have publicly reported since 2009. We invite readers to type their doctor’s name into our search engine and find out whether he or she has received money from pharma.”  Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica
“The raw numbers on payments, which represent only a small fraction of the industry’s total outlay, are staggering enough: More than $257 million to some 17,700 doctors and other practitioners.”
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 


  1. Thanks, Patrick. Lisa (@Brass and Ivory) reported the same, and it doesn't surprise me at all. And think of -- we're the real ones who paid them with the high cost of our DMDs. Shame!

  2. Muff, great minds think alike, though for what its worth CY was out of the gate first. :)

  3. I currently don't have a doctor here, but I typed in a few doctors I knew from my past and none of them came up on the list. Very interesting. I know the pharmaceutical companies were always trying to get doctors to do this and that with them but I know lots of hospitals tightened up what could be accepted, etc.

    hope all is well in your corner of the woods, Patrick :)



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