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Doctors’ competing interests in Medicare decisions go unchallenged

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1558 (Published 07 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1558
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

The conflicts of interest of members of the committees that decide which drugs should be available to people on Medicare are so poorly monitored that financial interests could be influencing decisions, claims a report from federal investigators.1

Medicare’s prescription drug program, known as Part D, provides optional drug benefits to more than 30 million beneficiaries of Medicare. The Centers for …

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