“It just got very, very old and all of us felt that we were whores."
August 27, 2013 9:07 PM Subscribe
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More than half the population of small, rural Madras, Oregon (population: ~6059) and its surrounding community is served by one clinic: Madras Medical
. At the beginning of 2006, the clinic's doctors and nurses decided to ban pharmaceutical reps from visiting their practice. No more free lunches. No more free drug samples. No more gifts. And yet.... "It's made us better doctors." (Via)CJR
: "Oregon doctors say no to drug companies"
: Madras, OR
ProPublica: Dollars for Doctors
, which includes a search engine which will tell you if "Your Health Professional [Has] Received Drug Company Money."
The Sunshine Act
: "Starting this month, companies must record nearly every transaction with doctors—from sales reps bearing pizza to compensation for expert advice on research—to comply with the [The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act)] provision of the U.S. health-care overhaul. The companies must report data on individual doctors and how much they received to a federal health agency, which will post it on a searchable, public website beginning September 2014."
: "'Sunshine Act' is making doctors nervous. The new law requires pharmaceutical companies to publicly disclose dollars they've given to physicians."
American Medical Association
: Toolkit for Physician Financial Transparency Reports (Sunshine Act)
Policy and Medicine Blog
: Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Final Rule Top 50 Things to Know
: "The Sunshine Act Makes for Gloomy Sales Reps"
: "Sunshine Act sheds light on how doctors interact with medical device, pharmaceutical industries, but there may be a dark side"