Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
Lots of Malpractice – Be Careful Out There.
Regardless of what the medical profession would have you believe, there is a lot of medical malpractice out there. Many patients are victims but few end up suing. Most just choose to walk away. Many more were never told that … Read More
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Medical Research – Funding and Fraud
Medical literature is frequently the gold standard when it comes to addressing issues in medical malpractice cases. Studies published in most respected journals involve research that is rigorous and well-controlled for multiple factors and biases. The scientific community and the legal community … Read More
If you have been following our blog for any period of time, you know that one of the things we often discuss is the fact that medicine is a business and the patients are its customers. Like almost all other … Read More
Third World Medicine
“Third world medicine” is how a local doctor described to me the quality of the care he is routinely seeing delivered at urgent care centers in the Phoenix area. In his practice, he is often asked to review patient charts … Read More
Doctors on the Take – Part Two
It’s hard to keep patients safe when the fox is in the chicken coop. That’s what happens when unscrupulous doctors and drug manufacturers are permitted to influence patient care in order to line their pockets. That’s the ultimate medical malpractice. … Read More
Doctors On The Take?
You don’t need me to tell you we have an opioid crisis in this country. Men and women of all ages, income levels and education levels are dying from overdoses. Not only are there illegal opiates, such as heroin, entering … Read More
Putting You Second.
Let’s get this out of the way first. Most doctors are good, caring people who place the interests of their patients first. You want your doctor to be that person. In my practice, however, I see many patients who had … Read More
The Fee For Service Model Needs To Go.
The primary method of doctor and hospital compensation in the United States is “fee for service.” Under this model, doctors and hospitals get paid on an individual basis for each act of service they provide to a patient. The model … Read More
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