Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

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Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

 

Rob Weychert/ProPublica
 

Rob Weychert/ProPublica

Rob Weychert/ProPublica
Rob Weychert/ProPublica
 

Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device companies continue to pay doctors as promotional speakers and advisers after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice…..http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/23/490675125/doctors-get-disciplined-for-misconduct-drug-firms-keep-paying-them

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