Drug, Device Makers Pay Doctors Regularly And Well, Data Show
A ProPublica analysis of drug and device makers' payments found that 768 doctors received payments on more than half of the days in 2014. More than 14,600 doctors received payments on at least 100 days in 2014. The payments must be reported as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show
Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment from a drug company. All told, 29 different pharmaceutical companies paid her $594,363 in 2014, mostly for promotional speaking and consulting, but also for travel expenses and meals, according to data released Tuesday detailing payments by drug and device companies to U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals. ... What is being seen for the first time now is how ingrained pharmaceutical companies and their sales reps are in the lives of those who write prescriptions for their products. A ProPublica analysis found that 768 doctors received payments on more than half of the days in 2014. More than 14,600 doctors received payments on at least 100 days in 2014.(Ornstein and Grochowski Jones, 7/1)
Los Angeles Times:
Doctors, Hospitals Get $6.5 Billion From Drug, Medical Device Firms Last Year
The details published Tuesday by the Obama administration mark the second batch of data on industry ties to medical providers. As part of the Affordable Care Act, federal health officials released information last year on payments made for five months of 2013. The latest data cover all of 2014. (Terhune, 7/1)