Saturday, May 12, 2012

Purdue Pharma, AJOB and the Center for Practical Bioethics

More on the financial links between the Center for Practical Bioethics, AJOB and Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin, this time from the Kansas City Star:

"In 2010, Christopher and other experts published an article in The American Journal of Bioethics that raised concerns about the growing use of “pain contracts” between physicians and patients receiving pain medications. The contracts frequently call for urine screenings, require patients to use a single pharmacy and limit prescription refills. Patients who don’t abide by the terms may be dropped from treatment."

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/05/11/3607147/senate-panel-studies-bioethics.html#storylink=cpy

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