(REPORT) 57% of US docs received payments totaling over $12 billion from Big Pharma in less than a decade

The following is from Natural News.

A report has found that nearly six in 10 doctors in the United States received payments from Big Pharma firms between 2013 and 2022.

This is according to a study done by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, which found that around 57 percent of doctors collectively received approximately $12.1 billion from medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical drug makers between 2013 and 2022.

“Despite evidence that financial conflicts of interest may influence physician prescribing and may damage patients’ trust in medical professionals, such payments remain pervasive,” the researchers wrote.

The researchers used data from the platform Open Payments – a publicly accessible national database where drug and medical device companies disclose payments and gifts made to physicians – for their study.

They found that from August 2013 to August 2022, American drug and device manufacturers made more than 85 million individual payments to 826,313 of the more than 1.4 million eligible doctors in the United States.

The payments that the researchers included in their study were both in cash and non-cash equivalents. Most went to consulting services and non-consulting fees, such as payments for serving as a speaker.

Physicians were also showered with food and beverages, travel and lodging, entertainment, education, grants, charitable contributions, honoraria and other kinds of non-cash gifts. (Continued…)

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  1. Thomas Joseph Hussman

    Dan Markingson had a mental illness when he sought help at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry. A U of M doctor participated in a meeting before a Hennepin County District Court Judge where Mr. Markingson was given the choice to either participate in a drug test program or submit to incarceration. The drug test program earned the University of Minnesota a significant amount of money, and was based upon the number of human subjects. The problem was Mr. Markingson had been diagnosed as unable to make rational decisions for himself at a time when he was forced to make decisions for himself. He apparently made the wrong decision when he submitted to participation in the Minnesota drug test, because he cut his own neck killing himself while using the test drug. His family was paid a small amount of money, and the law firm that represented him has disappeared. The records are unavailable and life goes on without Mr. Markingson.

  2. I’ll even bet once a prescription is written and filled it’s tracked with the drug company as how many times its refilled and for how long. Nice job doctor we’re rewarding you with another check.
    Everything is for sale in this country. The pursuit of the almighty dollar reigns supreme.

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