The Dark Money of Medicine

In 45 states and the District of Columbia, doctors are required to take continuing medical education courses to keep their license…

Drug companies have long been associated with the courses, but their funding dropped following congressional investigations showing they had misused the programs to market unapproved uses for their products. Today, that funding is again on the rise…

Unlike payments doctors receive for speaking or consulting, money paid for teaching an accredited course doesn’t have to be disclosed…

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