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How Much Money Does Your Doctor Receive From Drug and Medical Device Companies?

re: The Anatomy Of Big Pharma's Political Reach

How much money does your doctor receive from drug and medical device companies? You can look it up using the link below..

How complete is the data? Probably lots of way to hide stuff.

I looked up several of my doctors and was pleasantly surprised to see all of them at under $1000 per year vs the mean of $3500 or so (would be helpful to know the median and standard deviation but that is not shown).

As with most things in life, it is the outliers that matter eg the coin-operated doctors that bring disrepute to the profession in so many profitable ways.

Open Payments is a national transparency program that collects and publishes information about financial relationships between the drug and device companies (referred to as "reporting entities") and certain health care providers (referred to as "covered recipients"). These relationships may involve payments to providers for things such as research, meals, travel, gifts, or speaking fees. One of the ways that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides data to the public is through this search tool, which allows the public to search for covered recipients receiving payments, as well as reporting entities that have made payments.

The purpose of the program is to provide the public with a more transparent health care system. All information available on the Open Payments database is open to personal interpretation and if there are questions about what the data means, patients and their advocates should speak directly to the health care provider for a better understanding.

WIND: there ought to be far more sunlight shown on the industry. But politicians are unlikely to move on it.

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