Navigation Links
Breakup of physician, drug company relationship could improve health care, cut cost
Date:5/20/2013

PORTLAND, Ore. A new report suggests that improved health care and significant reductions in drug costs might be attained by breaking up the age-old relationship between physicians and drug company representatives who promote the newest, more costly and often unnecessary prescription drugs.

This system, which has been in place for decades, at one time benefitted doctors by keeping them up to date on new medications, and always provided generous amounts of "free" samples to get patients started on the newest drugs, as well as other supplies and gifts.

But it's actually a powerful marketing process into which the pharmaceutical industry pours tens of billions of dollars a year, with more than 90,000 drug representatives providing gifts and advice. There is one drug representative for every eight doctors in the United States. This doesn't necessarily serve the best interests of the patient in terms of economy, efficacy, safety or accuracy of information, experts say.

In one of the first reports of its type titled "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" - researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington outlined the deliberate process that one central Oregon medical clinic went through to remove drug company representatives from their practice. It explored the obstacles they faced and the ultimate, successful result. The findings were just published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

The study found that avoiding conflicts of interest and becoming "pharma-free" is possible, but not easy.

"This is a culture change, one that's already happening but still has a ways to go, especially in smaller private practices," said Dr. David Evans, now with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, and previously a physician at the Madras, Ore., clinic featured in the article.

"The relationship between physicians and drug c
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Hartung
hartungd@ohsu.edu
503-494-4720
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New IU study: How often is more important than why when describing breakups
2. After the breakup in a digital world: Purging Facebook of painful memories
3. Feelings of immaturity accompany alcohol misuse into adulthood; discovery could improve treatments
4. San Francisco Bath Salt Company Clears Air About Bath Salt Confusion – Zombies Beware!
5. Article Marketing Company Content Writing King Announces Training Of New Graphic Design Artist
6. Through The Use Of Twitter, EverSmoke, A Popular Electronic Cigarettes Company, Is Encouraging Fans to Finish the Hashtag #iPlanToBe With What They Plan to Be
7. SingleSource Background Screening Company Calls On Adults To Take Proactive Approach To Stop Child Sexual Abuse
8. Polar RCX5 Tour de France Available At The Heart Rate Watch Company
9. The Biochar Company Partners with Hawaii Biochar Products
10. Coral Calcium Company Announces New Offer Amidst Supreme Court Healthcare Decisions
11. New Queens spin-in company to revolutionize cancer detection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... Women must play a greater role in resolving ... the subject of women and water. Water researcher and radio ... Water Partnership and United Nations-Water agree that when water issues ... was interviewed by Kleyne on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power ... Kathy Kelly became involved with global water issues as a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 It is not uncommon ... of unsuccessful dieting attempts. Many face ridicule and judgment and ... their thoughts and feelings, wondering why they keep gaining weight ... find solace in comfort foods, eating more and gaining more, ... self-control. , Diet Doc has helped thousands safely, successfully ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Baltimore ... web design firms in Baltimore and awarded The ... on 2013 revenue from Web design, The Canton Group ... The Canton Group’s clients include Fortune 1000, higher education, ... organizations. The Canton Group specializes in web design and ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Edvance360 , a leading ... tools for online teaching, as well as 2011 winner ... or Learning Management System, announced that Brooke Education Services, ... Treatment Center of America, Metis Leadership Group, Interactive Advertising ... to the user community. , “We are delighted ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Every year, cataracts affect over ... considered the leading cause of blindness in the world. Characterized ... behind the iris, cataracts are estimated to affect an additional ... an aging population. Cataracts are just one of the many ... Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care screens patients for a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Women for Water Partnership and Sharon Kleyne Call for Greater Women’s Role in Global Water Issues 2Health News:Women for Water Partnership and Sharon Kleyne Call for Greater Women’s Role in Global Water Issues 3Health News:Diet Doc’s Medical Weight Loss Programs Announce New Help for Patients Who Want to Overcome Depression Caused by Excess Weight 2Health News:Diet Doc’s Medical Weight Loss Programs Announce New Help for Patients Who Want to Overcome Depression Caused by Excess Weight 3Health News:The Canton Group is Recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as the Largest Web Design Firm in Baltimore 2Health News:Edvance360 Continues to Experience Growth in Corporate, K-12, Health, and Non-Profit Sectors 2Health News:Cataract Awareness Month an Opportunity to Focus on Vision Care and Ocular Health 2
... , MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Dec. 28 On ... (NABP(R)) reached a bitter-sweet milestone in its ongoing review of ... 5,000 Internet drug outlets as Not Recommended. These sites -- ... been found to be out of compliance with pharmacy laws ...
... evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say , MONDAY, Dec. ... genetic makeup of a germ that causes cavities, and shows ... the mouth. , The germ is known as ... for sitting in the gut and doing good things, like ...
... , , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 28 Family ... simple resolutions and fun advice for staying heart healthy ... lipidologist (NLA), certified hypertension specialist (ASH), medical director of ... and Chief Medical Officer at Atherotech, Inc., developer of ...
... to self-consciousness as biggest factor standing in people,s way , MONDAY, ... and millions of Americans will resolve that this ... of January are so many of those resolutions broken? , New ... that people don,t know that exercise is good for them and ...
... , , CINCINNATI, Dec. 28 Resolutions ... country later this month, and for many people a resolution ... at Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center recommend this annual practice ... the cycle of resolutions -- make one, stick to it ...
... obsessive dieting -- but could also help fight obesity, experts ... applications that help modern-world dwellers find restaurants in Calcutta, calculate ... code may also fuel eating disorders. , In the ... behavior by allowing teens and young adults to constantly count ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:5,000 Web Sites Selling Prescription Drugs Outside of Pharmacy Laws and Practice Standards 2Health News:5,000 Web Sites Selling Prescription Drugs Outside of Pharmacy Laws and Practice Standards 3Health News:Heart-Healthy ABC's for 2010 2Health News:Top Reasons Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions Don't Stick 2Health News:Top Reasons Those 'Get Fit' Resolutions Don't Stick 3Health News:Mom, in 2010 I Will... Parents Should Encourage Family Goals, Not New Year's Resolutions 2Health News:Phone Apps Dialing Up Eating Disorders 2Health News:Phone Apps Dialing Up Eating Disorders 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Decision Resources Group ... the Memphis health system and ... clinical integration, with rivals Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and ... groups to coordinate patient care. In addition, a national ... the most health plan enrollment in the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 ResearchMoz presents this most ... Market Outlook to 2020. New report, "United States Laparoscopes ... the United States Laparoscopes market . The report ... units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market ... Tip Video Laparoscopes), Robotic Surgical Systems and Rigid Tip ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... WASHINGTON , Aug. 27, 2014 An experimental ... promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, ... of the treatment published online today in Blood ... Hematology (ASH).    Anemia is a condition ... or do not function properly. When an individual has anemia, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memphis-area Health Systems Turn Attention to Clinical Integration 2United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 2United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 3United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 4United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 5Drug Represents First Potential Treatment for Common Anemia 2Drug Represents First Potential Treatment for Common Anemia 3
... 11 BioStorage Technologies, a global leader in ... for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has expanded ... preparation services, including sample aliquoting and nucleic acid ... for comprehensive sample management continues to grow, BioStorage ...
... Oct. 11 CEL-SCI Corp. (Amex: CVM ) ... Virtual ConferenceWhen: , October 13, 2010 @ 11:30 AM ... the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at ... If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Industry Leader BioStorage Technologies Broadens Sample Management Operations to Include Laboratory Sample Preparation Services 2
The perfect quick consult for the busy cardiologist, The Ultimate Echo Guide puts the most clinically essential information in an easy access format....
... a quick-lookup reference for ECG interpretation ... presents the basics (anatomy and physiology ... system of the heart, basic ECG ... algorithms, emergency medications, and comprehensive information ...
Dx/Rx: Heart Failure has tables and figures that summarize important clinical data and current professional society recommendations and up-to-date information for diagnosis and treatment of Heart Fai...
Topics include: ECG reading, ACLS (all the latest protocols and pearls), CHF, acute MI, cardiac testing, palpitations, pericarditis, arrhythmias, murmurs, athletes, valvular disease, endocarditis, sy...
Medicine Products: