Docs Paid Millions: Top Stories in Central Mass in 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012
Meanwhile, the relaxed "gift ban" law, which allows pharmaceutical companies to wine and dine doctors and provide coupons to patients for prescription drugs, could end up costing healthcare subscribers up to $750 million over the next decade, according to the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, with doctors prescribing more expensive medications due to the perks they receive from the drug manufacturers.
The potential conflicts of interest that arise left many consumers and patients wondering just who their doctors are working for.
- Relaxed Law Allows Docs to Dine with Big Pharma
- Repeal of the Rx Gift Ban to Cost Mass. $750 Million
- Central MA Doctors Paid Millions By Pharmaceutical Companies