Some expressed dismay. Others anger. The names of others just disappeared. They include six medical doctors, two professors and a nurse. One of the physicians is listed as a co-chair but has been dead for 20 months.
Says PADS Founder Dr. Robert Campbell: “Big Pharma does something really special. What we have to do is that when they do something special, they get paid for it.”
We asked Denise Pines, president of the Medical Board of California, about three apparent conflicts Stanford’s John G. Brock-Utne, MD, failed to reveal.
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.