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Medical Ethicist Says Attorney- and Doctor-Owned Pharmacy is Conflict of Interest

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 1037 | 0 | 0 min read

A mail-order pharmacy owned by a Pennsylvania claimants’ law firm and a group of physicians who refer injured workers there for prescription drugs is a blatant breach of medical ethics, a bioethicist said Monday. Samuel Pond Dr. Steven Joffe at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine also said the business arrangement raises troubling questions about whether the patients are getting appropriate care. WorkCompCentral reported June 8 that a lawmaker trying to pass legislation creating a drug formulary had accused Philadelphia claimants’ attorney Samuel Pond of...

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