ProPublica

Lub-dub, Lub-dub, Lub-dub…KA-CHING!

May 6th, 2011 | By

In a fascinating series of articles released yesterday, ProPublica details how a heretofore obscure medical organization, the Heart Rhythm Society, pulls drug and device company cash in hand over fist. You’ll find the main article here, along with links to several companion pieces, my favorite being this devilishly fun interactive piece in which you can
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Is Your Doctor a “Return on Investment”?

Oct 4th, 2010 | By

Ever since ProPublica published its disturbing database called Dollars for Docs, there have been many local news stories written about hired gun physicians who take money from drug companies to promote drugs to other doctors. A particularly good one was published yesterday in the SentinelSource by the Chicago Tribune’s Judith Graham. The Tribune interviewed about
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