A Tainted System Or Educating Peers? Doctor Defends Pharma-Sponsored Work
Critics say the system of having doctors talk to their colleagues about specific drugs is flawed because it is paid for by drugmakers with a financial stake in the outcome. But one psychiatrist says it's not all about the money.
An Inside Look At The World Of Drug Presentations
Psychiatrist Dr. Jason Kellogg is proud that drug makers ask him to make presentations to his peers about their products. ... According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, drug makers paid Kellogg $355,000 in 2014. He is part of an elite club of providers -- less than 1 percent of those at California hospitals with 50 or more doctors -- who earn six figures or more from drug and/or device companies for speaking and consulting. Some make handsome sums in royalties. (Agullera, 7/1)