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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Oct 23, 2014

RT @jfdulac: Also, buried by the news in New York, but hugely significant: Mali has its first Ebola case. washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-h…

Oct 23, 2014

Not Ebola-related. MT @WSJ: Doctors make a lot of money from Medicare -- by referring patients to their own practice: on.wsj.com/1vThzSZ

Oct 23, 2014

Yes. RT @RebeccaKKatz: Good time to remind everyone to get a flu shot. Best way not to feel achy/ feverish.

Oct 23, 2014

Health workers rock! RT @erinmdurkin: Bellevue staffers were allowed to opt out of caring for Ebola patient, but none did so.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @moneyries: Reminder: Dr. Craig Spencer did what you wouldn’t do. He went to west Africa in the midst of an Ebola outbreak to help people survive it.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @emilybell: “@markberman: MT @sternbergh: There are more people on that screen than have contracted Ebola in the USA. pic.twitter.com/p1RrfGiUtl

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