Dollars for Docs - ProPublica
Drug companies have long kept secret details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs. But 12 companies have begun publicizing the information, some because of legal settlements. ProPublica pulled their disclosures into a database so patients can search for their doctor. Accepting payments isn’t necessarily wrong, but it can raise ethical issues.
I went thru the pages for Illinois and found 5 doctors I or my family has seen. Interestingly enough, they are all doctors we think highly of and from whom we feel we’ve received excellent care.
So, I’m not sure any knee-jerk opinions can be drawn from such information, but it is good to have it disclosed.