The tipping Point of Our Health!
We now have a way to check if indeed our doctors get money for prescribing medicines to us! I just watched a hilarious video that was a parody of how and why doctors take money and how pharmaceutical pull them into their nets by money, lunches, and who knows what. Please watch the video–it is funny–titled “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (HBO)” in which they give an address where you can find this new database. Here is the video if embed worked–if not please click on the link in the previous sentence–nope, the embed code takes you to the wrong video!
This new database is where doctors are listed (you will need to have full name, address, including zip code) and it takes a little time for it to search through the many doctors of similar names. Once the doctor appears, click on the doctor’s name and up will come another page listing all the companies that have pain your doctor, how much, which pharmaceutical have, if they have provided lunches, etc. It is an awesome website that can help you see which doctor you can trust and which you cannot!
Unfortunately the show gave a slightly wrong URL for the database since it assumed http and not https. So the correct link is: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ and don’t forget to wait until it searches through the names once you pressed “search.”
Enjoy!!! I hope we learn who our doctors are for real!!!
Comments are welcome as always!