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California Votes To Ban Drug Manufacturers From Giving ‘Gifts’ To Doctors By
The California Senate has voted to ban drug manufacturers from incentivizing doctors with gifts. This was accompanied by evidence that over $1.4 billion was spent last year on gifts to Californian doctors, including expensive meals...
Study: Docs Who Get Company Cash Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds By
Doctors have long disputed that the payments they receive from pharmaceutical companies have any relationship to how they prescribe drugs. There’s been little evidence to settle the matter — until now. A ProPublica analysis has found for the first time that doctors...
Doctors Got $6.5 Billion From Drug, Device Makers In U.S. By
U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial links between the companies and the people who prescribe their products. The data released Tuesday range from the royalties...
Drug War Fail: Doctors Now Creating More Heroin Addicts than Drug Dealers By
OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (ANTIMEDIA) A recently released Drug Enforcement Administration report reveals not only that heroin use has exploded, but that 4 out of 5 new users have previously abused...
Congress Urged To Investigate Role Of Medical Workers In CIA Torture By
A handcuffed Guantanamo detainee at the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Photo: Brennan Linsley/AP WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Congress prepares to begin a new session this week, rights advocates and some health workers are urging lawmakers to initiate a formal investigation...
Court Upholds Florida Law That Punishes Doctors For Talking About Guns By
Several years ago, the American Medical Association advised doctors to ask their patients about firearms and “educate patients to the dangers of firearms to children” in the name of public health. But doctors in Florida may be suppressed from giving this medical advice,...
Survey: Majority Of US Doctors Support Medical Marijuana Legalization By
A new survey by WebMD/Medscape found that about 70 percent of physicians in the United States believe that medical marijuana should be legalized and that marijuana has therapeutic qualities. For this survey, WebMD’s website for those who work in the health industry surveyed...
Defense Dept Grant Used To Speed Up Trauma Care With Smartphones By
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had...
Swedish Doctors Transplant Wombs Into 9 Women By
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. The women were born without a uterus or had it removed because...
In A Major Shift, Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful Prescribe By
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) described the effort late Monday in what’s known as a proposed rule, the standard process by which federal agencies make significant changes. Two of the changes mark a dramatic departure for the agency, which...