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Drug and Device Makers Are Paying Thousands of Doctors Who Have Been Disciplined for Misconduct

Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct continue to cash in for consulting, promoting products and more.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins on Its Drug Program

Medicare gives itself the power to ban physicians if they prescribe medications in abusive ways. The action follows a series of articles by ProPublica documenting inappropriate prescribing, waste and fraud in its popular drug program.

Posted on May 21, 2014 READ MORE



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Groups Push to Make Doctors’ Performance Records Public Again

Journalism and patient advocacy organizations are fighting against a recent decision by the Obama administration to shut down public access to an online database of doctor malpractice and disciplinary records.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Congress Health Care Is Not Real Reform

Two doctors from the Physicians for a National Health Program dissect the current government health care plan, arguing that the health care bills passed through Congress are not “real reform.”

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE


Doctors Attack US Over Guantanamo

Over 250 medical experts sign a letter condemning the U.S. for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Posted on Mar 9, 2006 READ MORE


Primary Care ‘on the Verge of Collapse’: Doctors

The American College of Physicians says that the business of administering routine physicals and treating minor problems could fall apart without immediate reforms. | story

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


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