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No Treatment, But a $240 Medical Bill

Last November, my wife and I had to make a trip to the emergency room of a local hospital. I’d like to tell you about our experience there and what happened after they gave us a bill without delivering any service. This is exactly what happened to us as reported in yesterday’s (3/8/09) Watchdog column […]

Drug Company Gifts are Bad Medicine

The following post was written by Dr. Stephen R. Smith, professor of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. One way to thank someone for giving you a gift is to say; “I’m obliged.” That’s exactly what drug companies want doctors to say for the gifts, large and small, that they […]