Pharma Tightens Screening of Physicians They Pay

November 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Drug Firms Say They’ll Take Closer Look at the Docs They Pay
ProPublica Nov. 18, 2010

“Several of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies said they plan to tighten screening of physicians who promote their drugs after ProPublica reported last month that more than 250 of them had been sanctioned for misconduct……………”

….”Seven drug companies paid $7.1 million to 292 doctors who faced disciplinary action or other regulatory sanctions, ProPublica found. Several companies say they may take steps to tighten screening procedures for physicians who are paid as speakers or for other activities promoting prescription drugs…….”

NOTE: This has compiled data from seven companies, covering almost $282 million in payouts since 2009 for speaking, consulting and other duties. You can search the database to see if physicians you use in your CME activities have received payments from the companies in the data base.

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