Sunday, January 18, 2009

Investigations: Doctors Keep Pharma Ties Secret from Patients

Cozy doctor ties with pharmaceutical companies are little-known to their patients or the public, reports this ProPublica item, based in part on this investigative series in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fourteen of 20 doctors interviewed by the newspaper said they didn't disclose financial ties with pharma companies to their patients when prescribing drugs. The series also found dozens of doctors have side employment with these firms.

TAGS: investigations, pharmaceutical

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