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Dollars for Doctors HOW INDUSTRY MONEY REACHES PHYSICIANS

Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device

Makers

Billboards from a medical device company near Moscone Center in San Francisco, site of a Heart Rhythm Society convention. Photo by Robert Durell for ProPublica.

by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
ProPublica

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. (mais…)

DOLLARS FOR DOCS

Ohio Moves to Make Drug Companies Report Payments to

Doctors

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

A proposed law in Ohio would require pharmaceutical companies to report their gifts and payments to doctors, reports MedCity News. (We came across it through Pharmalot’s Ed Silverman.) (mais…)

DOLLARS FOR DOCS

Drug Firms Say They’ll Take Closer Look at the Docs They

Pay

 

(Kate Kunath/Getty Images)

Several of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies said they plan to tighten screening of physicians who promote their drugs after ProPublica reported last month that more than 250 of them had been sanctioned for misconduct.

Eli Lilly and Co. said that next year, for the first time, it would hire an outside firm to search for state disciplinary actions against its hired speakers and advisers. Lilly, the seventh-largest company by U.S. prescription sales, did not previously conduct such screening and was unaware of the dozens of actions ProPublica found against its speakers. (mais…)

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