Some local patients may soon be able to learn whether their doctors are paid on the side by pharmaceutical firms or medical-implant makers.Click here to access.
In the spring, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and its health system, known collectively as Penn Medicine, plan to launch a Web site that will contain searchable information on all outside activities of its doctors and scientists.
"When all of us are up there transparently, it may make us a little more responsible," said Arthur H. Rubenstein, dean of the medical school and head of Penn Medicine. "It is just human nature: If you know someone else is going to know what you are doing, you may be more careful."
Friday, December 05, 2008
Penn School of Medicine to disclose doc industry ties online
From the Philadelphia Inquirer article: