Opioid prescription makes more money for the Doctors as tens and thousands of Americans are terminated from overdoses. The opioid creators are transferring physician’s massive sums of money and more opioid doctors prescribe the more money they churn out.
In 2014 and 2015 opioid creators shelled money to hundreds of doctors all over the country six-figure sums for conversing, conferring and other services. $25,000 was paid to a large number of doctors during that time.
Physicians who recommended especially huge amounts of drugs were likely to be paid. Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a senior scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he is co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative said that this is the initial time we are observing this and it’s very vital. Kolodny, who is also the executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing said that it can be compared to the doctor’s receiving money through illegal means to sell narcotics, and that is really concerning.
The Harvard researchers said that it’s not very apparent whether payments motivate doctors to recommend a company’s drug or if pharmaceutical companies search out and gift doctors who already are distinguished prescribers. Dr. Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that he is not sure if money is engendering recommendation or the recommendation accelerated the money but whatever the case might be, its possibly a dangerous cycle.