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Department of Health and Human Services

Enact Confict of Interest Laws for Medical Practioners

Federal employees are barred from investing in stocks, etc. where they have even the appearance of a conflict. Congress should enact similar laws for medical practitioners. They should be barred (legally) from accepting benefits from Pharmaceutical companies that may influence their prescribing practices. Many physicians are likely to prescribe high cost new drugs because of compensation from the drug industry. The high... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminating waste in drug procurement for uninsured patients

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Community Health Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an outpatient rheumatology clinic that serves a diverse and underserved population of the Washington, DC Metro area. The clinic is located in the community to increase participation of minorities in research. Many of our patients suffer from rheumatic diseases that require... more »

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