Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The future of pharma payola

Shannon Brownlee on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act: "Other critics of the law worry that disclosure won’t do any good, that many doctors will continue taking the money even if their names are put up in lights on the web. They’re right: disclosure alone doesn’t discourage behavior, it’s the shame that goes along with it, and there are hints that even the prospect of being exposed for having a conflict of interest is starting to discourage doctors from taking the money. Between 2004 and 2009, the number of doctors with a financial relationship with industry declined from 94 to 84%."

Read the entire article here.

(photo from Aaron Goodman.)

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