miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2013

Dollar for docs test...& facts.

Doctors are paid hundreds, even thousands of dollars, by pharmaceutical companies to promote their drugs. Is your doctor one of them? 

 For years, drug companies have spent millions paying doctors through research grants, travel and meals. But those payments have long been hard to get access to by the general public.

 Critics like Georgetown University’s Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman say doctors who take money can be biased and may end up prescribing a drug made by the company that paid them when there might be a better drug made by a competing company. 

 “About one out of five doctors doesn’t see drug reps, and there are many doctors who do not have financial arrangements with companies,” Dr. Fugh-Berman said. “And while it still doesn't protect them from tainted information that's in medical journals or at medical meetings, they are much more likely to have good information about drugs if they are not getting that information from companies that make a profit off those drugs.” 

 The News4 I-Team teamed up with the non-profit group ProPublica to help you find out if your doctor has received any of these payments. 

CLICK HERE and type in the name of your doctor. If he or she takes a payment, you’ll see their name and a breakdown by amount and type of payment. (Ver)

The Top Earnes
Now, with records from more companies and more years of data, we’ve identified 22 doctors who’ve earned at least $500,000 since 2009 — including one, Jon Draud, who was paid more than $1 million.

AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer entre los que pagan por ello...

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