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Big Pharma $$ to your doc?
#1
I posted this link a few years ago and I think it is even more relevant today.
you can search a data base of large pharmaceutical company payments made to your doctors.

http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

in addition to a list for an individual doctor you can get a list of all the doctors getting payments in a particular town/city by inputing the city/town name and selecting the state.

CMS also has public access to payments made to doctors
https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/


if you are getting meds, you should know the financial relationship between your doctor and the manufacturer.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#2
I found the surgeon who did my TRK received $14,000.00 in consultation from Stryker Corporation. My implant is a Stryker gender knee. No surprise there!

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(02-10-2015, 01:12 AM)1171 Wrote: I posted this link a few years ago and I think it is even more relevant today.
you can search a data base of large pharmaceutical company payments made to your doctors.

http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

in addition to a list for an individual doctor you can get a list of all the doctors getting payments in a particular town/city by inputing the city/town name and selecting the state.

CMS also has public access to payments made to doctors
https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/


if you are getting meds, you should know the financial relationship between your doctor and the manufacturer.

 
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#3
9 out of 10 Pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing then on research.
it's these fees and expenses that drive up the cost and use of drugs --even the ones that have the most problems and risks.

Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#4
POD's what is also known as Physician Owned Distributor of implants is now big business in the US. Jan 2012 California passed a law that banned these practices in workers compensation. Other states do not have this ban. It is estimated that up to 50% of implants are being distributed from the surgeon. This is something you should ask BEFORE you have surgery. Where is the implant coming from and who is distributing it.

This is a good news video on this subject called "Surgery Salesmen".

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/surgeon-sale...-patients/


Thank you for the link 1171, very informative.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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