When drug companies pay doctors, don't you want to know?

The Atlantic’s Josh Green says the new health care bill includes a favorite transparency nudge first used with the 1985 Toxic Release Inventory, requiring the measurement of pollution.

There’s a provision in the new health care law that strikes me as intriguingly similar to the (Toxic Release Inventory), and that’s the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which establishes that doctors must reveal payments from drug companies. We already know, primarily from a series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, that this troubling practice has been going on for some time. Someday soon, we’ll know how widespread it is.

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  • http://dmkarp.blogspot.com/ David

    I'm sure we'll never know how widespread it was, since the bill will probably deter a number of doctors from accepting payments from drug companies from here on in.

  • http://dmkarp.blogspot.com/ David

    I’m sure we’ll never know how widespread it was, since the bill will probably deter a number of doctors from accepting payments from drug companies from here on in.

  • http://dmkarp.blogspot.com/ David

    I’m sure we’ll never know how widespread it was, since the bill will probably deter a number of doctors from accepting payments from drug companies from here on in.

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