Physicians Against Drug Shortages Co-Chair Brock-Utne fails to declare ties to Issio Solutions in article that calls hospital marketplace “corrupt.”
Since last fall, we’ve been looking into PADS and its media campaign against group purchasing organizations that buy drugs and supplies in bulk for its hospitals and other medical facilities.
We encountered Dr. Mass in the doorway of the Members Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2019. It was shortly before the Free to Care Health Care Conference, that Mass had co-hosted, was about to begin.
Two Doctors Listed on the Physicians Against Drug Shortages Website Declare They’re Not Co-Chairs and Want Their Names Removed .
Unanswered Ethics Questions of Physicians Against Drug Shortages Co-Chair Leads to Inquiry to Board’s Complaint Unit.
Brock-Utne’s article in a medical publication doesn’t disclose payments of $48,000+ from drug and medical device companies.
The group claims to have no conflicts of interest, no vested financial interest in the issue of drug shortages and no outside funding. But the financial ties to drug and medical device companies of Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. Brock-Utne and other co-chairs call these claims into question.
A Senate Investigative Subcommittee and 60 Minutes report that Kaleo’s Evzio drug skyrocketed 600%, costing taxpayers millions. Yet that didn’t stop leaders of Physicians Against Drug Shortages (PADS) from promoting another of the pharmaceutical company’s drugs.
“It’s about money,” Declares Physicians Against Drug Shortages’s “Pro Bono” Executive Director Philip Zweig — But Whose Money?
If they had asked, they may have learned that Physicians Against Drug Shortages Executive Director Philip Zweig has been employed by and has direct financial ties to medical device manufacturing companies.