Doctors accepting payments from branded opioid makers are 14.5x more likely to prescribe them over a generic or alternative brand. See CareDash featured in USA Today.
A first-of-its-kind study confirms what we all suspected: doctors receiving payments from drug companies are more likely to prescribe those drugs than cheaper alternatives.
Doctors who receive even one payment from a pharmaceutical company for a brand name drug are five times more prone to prescribe that drug over an alternative treatment.
Doctors are five times more likely to prescribe a brand name drug if they receive payments for that drug, and the likelihood increases to 14.5 times for specific opioids.
Today a new analysis of government data made available to consumers for the first time reveals the relationship between payments made by pharmaceutical companies to physicians, the number of prescriptions arising from physicians who received those payments, and the cost and consequences to consumers as a result. CareDash's new study found that physicians who accepted a payment from a pharmaceutical company manufacturer related to a specific opioid drug were 14.5 times more likely to prescribe that drug over a similar alternative.
"We are quantifiably more stressed out than we used to be. As CareDash.com reports, research reports more than half of Americans report feeling more stressed out since the November elections."
"CareDash.com... announced today that it has enhanced individual provider listings with the amount and type of gifts or payments accepted from pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as the amounts from specific companies for specific drugs and medical devices."
"According to a survey run by online healthcare portal CareDash, Americans are turning that anxiety into bad habits: 41 percent of people aged 18 to 44 say they’ve turned to unhealthy behaviors like drinking alcohol, smoking, or eating poorly to cope with the election outcome."
"CareDash.com, one of the fastest growing healthcare review sites, marks its first year with the announcement of Dr. Arun Mohan as Medical Advisor. Dr. Mohan brings over a decade of experience as a physician, executive and healthcare access advocate to CareDash."
"The sordid combination of heated political sparring and 24/7 news coverage of world calamity and crises—made worse by the attendant social media chatter and trolling—has driven more than half the U.S. population to eat, drink, or smoke as a result of the election, according to a survey by online health-care portal CareDash.com."
"When choosing a primary care physician, patients typically rely on reviews from friends and family. When people go to the hospital, they’ll typically pick the one closest to their home instead of the one that offers the best prices and services. CareDash is aiming to change that."
Trump anxiety is real and the United States is currently a nervous nation. Following one of the most controversial presidential elections in history and a “First 100 Days” marked by contentious executive orders, travel bans, military strikes, suspicions of foreign election tampering, healthcare debates and threats to our national security, America is a nation on edge.