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As part of my February newsletter, “Monthly Musings on American Healthcare,” I am seeking opinions on the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies. The results will be published in the March issue. To receive future newsletters via email, please click the envelope icon at the bottom of your screen and drop me a request.

Once again, there are two questions. Please answer both:

Do you know if any of the doctors treating you are being personally rewarded by drug or medical device companies?

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If your doctors were receiving payments from drug or device companies, would it concern you?

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In my most recent newsletter, I also announced the results of my January reader survey on America’s opioid epidemic. As you can see, drug manufacturers were identified as the biggest villains and, interestingly, the majority of respondents felt they should be held legally accountable:

Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, the nation’s largest physician group. He’s the bestselling author of “Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care–And Why We’re Usually Wrong” and a Stanford University professor. Follow him on Twitter @RobertPearlMD.

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  • Neva Dyer Mills

    After nearly 60 years as a patient/employee and finally wife of a Kaiser Doc . I KNOW none of my doctors would do that. Enjoy your Musings. Neva

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