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Medical device makers influence surgeons with billions in payments

The relationship between spine and joint surgeons and medical device manufacturers is coming under increased scrutiny as the former has received billions in payments from the latter in recent years. Medical device makers have paid $ 3.1 billion to orthopedic and neurosurgeons from 2013 to 2019, based on data from the federal government website OpenPayments,… Read More »

Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine had been halted last week over safety concerns, the company’s chief executive disclosed that a person given the vaccine had experienced serious neurological symptoms. But the remarks weren’t public. Instead, the chief executive, Pascal Soriot of AstraZeneca, spoke at… Read More »

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers using loophole to charge NHS £7million a month By ‘debranding’ liothyronine its makers exploited a loophole to inflate the price It increased from about £4.50 to £258 in 2016 and its use has fallen accordingly The price increase… Read More »