Drug and medical-device makers paid $6.49 billion to U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals during 2014, according to the federal government’s first full-year accounting of the breadth of industry financial ties with medical providers. The tally comprises company payments to more than 600,000 doctors and 1,100 hospitals for services such as consulting, research and promotional speeches […]

Last year, 244 doctors in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill received a combined $175,797 from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK). Of that, one physician, Dr. Edward Nolan Pattishall, received $59,000 and another, Dr. Roger S. Rittmaster, received $37,400. No other physician received more than $8,300 and only 20 physicians received more than $1,000. The majority […]

U.S. doctors and research hospitals collected nearly $6.5 billion in payments for services rendered to pharmaceutical and medical device companies in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments report released on Tuesday. The report, in its second year, lists 11.4 million payments to 607,000 physicians and more than 1,100 […]

CANNES, FRANCE–(Marketwired – Jun 19, 2015) – In a session entitled “Statisticians + Creatives: A marriage made in hell?” at Lions Health 2015, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (www.ochww.com), the health behavior specialists of Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com), and a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (www.wpp.com), today unveiled exploratory ideas and conversation starters from an initiative with world-leading […]

Both primary care and specialty care physicians reported that their compensation increased slightly in 2013. Primary care physicians reported $232,989 in median compensation, and specialists reported $402,233 in median compensation, as reported by MGMA (Medical Group Management Association). How much does your doctor make? Median compensation for Family Medicine doctors in 2013: $211,628 Photo: Bjarte Rettedal/Getty […]

IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — St. Joseph Hoag Health and the Los Angeles Angels have teamed up to promote Men’s Health Month and encourage men of all ages to get proactive and schedule lifesaving medical checkups and disease screenings. The “Step up to the Plate” partnership is focused on raising awareness about the importance […]

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new poll of veterinary practices that administer and prescribe customized medications for their patients confirms that new guidance proposed by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) would have a large negative impact on their practices and their patients’ health if issued and enforced. The poll was conducted between May 29 and June 12, […]

Though many experts recommend choosing a diet plan that seems appealing, a small new study in the U.S. suggests the results are likely to be the same as being assigned a diet at random.  “It definitely is counterintuitive to what a lot of people think,” said lead author Dr. William S. Yancy Jr. of the […]

First prescriber data since FDA hearings shows that while cost and injection method concerns exist, 76% of cardiologists are very excited, 52% consider it a “triumph of modern genetic revolution” BOSTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey completed within hours after the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) hearings this week on two […]

The polling question was simple. Should patients have access to their entire medical record ‒ including MD notes, any audio recordings, etc…? For many, the response by over 2,300 physicians came as no real surprise. 49% ‒ Access to all records should only be given on a case-by-case basis 34% ‒ Yes, Always 17% ‒ […]