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Paid to Show the Drug Works: Why “Blind” Clinical Trials for New Drugs are Far Less Blind Than They Should Be – Pro Market

Paid to Show the Drug Works: Why “Blind” Clinical Trials for New Drugs are Far Less Blind Than They Should Be – Pro Market

New research shows that physicians in industry-sponsored trials are more captured by pharmaceutical companies than physicians in unsponsored ones. Economists love health care because it is a classic example of “information asymmetry”: patients do not know what treatment they need, how much it should cost, or which tests will properly diagnose them. Instead, patients have …

Doctors in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex – Washington Post

Doctors in seven states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex – Washington Post

Dozens of medical professionals in seven states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids. The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, …