Senior reporter at @ProPublica, past president/current board member @ahcj, hopeful Detroit Lions fan, Columbia journ prof. charles.ornstein@propublica.org

The New York Times

Doctors and “big pharma”

whyy.org — October 7, 2014 Guests: Charles Ornstein, David Grande Under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, the government is now divulging information about payments to doctors by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Dollars for Dudes: Almost No Women Among Medical Industry’s Top-Paid Speakers, Consultants

propublica.org — Few women are on the list of doctors paid the most money by drug and medical device companies last year, according to a ProPublica analysis of new data released by the federal government. More than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who collected the most money for speaking and consulting are men, based on information from the new government database, called Open Payments.

Men Dominate List of Doctors Receiving Largest Payments From Drug Companies

nytimes.com — Few women are on the list of doctors paid the most money by drug and medical device companies last year, according to a ProPublica analysis of new data released by the federal government. More than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who collected the most money for speaking and consulting are men, based on information from the new government database, called Open Payments.

$1.1 Billion in Drug, Device Payments to Doctors Not Included in New Federal Database

propublica.org — The federal government's new database of drug and device industry payments to doctors is even more incomplete than has been reported previously. In a fact sheet posted online, federal officials disclosed that the database, dubbed Open Payments, is missing more than $1 billion in payments made between August and December 2013.

Government’s New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

thehealthcareblog.com — If the federal government's new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government's site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.

Analysis: Government's New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

networkworld.com — If the federal government's new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government's site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.

5 Facts About the Creepy Ties Between Pharmaceutical Companies and Doctors

alternet.org — This story was co-published with the New York Times. On Tuesday, the federal government released details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country. The information is being made public under a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Another Government Website Rollout That Is Found Wanting

nytimes.com — If the federal government's new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government's site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.

Analysis: Government’s New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

propublica.org — If the federal government's new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government's site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.
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Nov 28, 2014

Not so legal? RT @BostonGlobe: .@legalseafoods is facing allegations that they violated state wage laws ow.ly/F2PrJ

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ReedAbelson: Using Doctors With Troubled Pasts to Market a Painkiller nyti.ms/1Fx3Tys Great story by @katie_thomas

Nov 27, 2014

Drug Maker Gave Large Payments to Doctors With Troubled Track Records nyti.ms/1Clw5bg

Nov 27, 2014

RT @StephenAtHome: Happy Thanksgiving! This year I'm thankful that your family is so annoying you're checking Twitter instead of talking to them.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @brianstelter: Def weird to hear @TODAYshow hosts read lines like "a big thanks to @McDonalds for their dedication to the overall wellbeing of children"

Nov 27, 2014

Great details in this @washingtonpost story. A rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s lucrative speeches wapo.st/1FtinPI

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