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Opiates: “It smells like doctors being bribed to sell narcotics, and that's very disturbing” – March 2018

CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make

Note: The only database CNN had access to was Medicare

Of the 200,000 doctors getting kickbacks for opiate prescriptions,
most recieved $100 to $1,000/year


Study was expanded upon by Mercola, May 2018

  • Doctors Get Paid to Prescribe More Opioids
    “One-Quarter of All Doctors Prescribe Opioids to Medicare Patients and Receive Payments From Opioid Makers”
    “… many of the states struggling with the highest rates of overdose deaths, such as Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, also had the most opioid-related payments to physicians”

*Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid Levels JAMA RCT Nov 2015
When Doctors got $4,000/year and patients got $1,000/year the lipid levels (= target) were greatly reduced
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