ProPublica has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. We just updated our database and found that companies are still paying private doctors huge sums for promotional talks and consulting.
More than $8 million will be invested over five years.
Charles OrnsteinHUGE HUGE NEWS: @TexasTribune and @ProPublica are joining forces to create an 11-person investigative unit in Texas. Two strong nonprofits coming together to create great journalism. 🎉🎉
Does the Constitution guarantee the right to burn the American flag? Justices’ conference notes reveal how the case sharply divided the Supreme Court, forcing some to choose between their heads and their hearts—and one to switch her vote.
Charles OrnsteinSuper interesting. Only the nine Supreme Court justices are present when cases are discussed. But a new project allows the public to be a virtual fly on the wall as some of the most consequential cases in history were decided.
To maintain the privacy of our sources, ProPublica will collect tips coming in about sexual misconduct at the University of Illinois and only share them with our partners at NPR Illinois under certain circumstances.
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Charles OrnsteinWe're looking for another senior editor to join our Local Reporting Network team. This is an amazing program and a terrific job. Plus you get to work alongside @zahiratorres@mjmishak and me!
Charles OrnsteinJoin our Local Reporting Network as a senior editor. It's a great job, working with an outstanding team and terrific local partners.
Companies offer high payments and bring-a-friend bonuses to Mexicans who cross the border on temporary visas to donate blood plasma. The U.S. offers weaker health protections for donors than most countries.
Charles OrnsteinWhat in the actual world? Pharmaceutical Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the U.S. Border to Donate Blood Plasma
Secret recordings captured physicians’ concerns that more children seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery. Their hospital kept doing the operations.
Charles Ornstein@CarolineYLChen Earlier this year, @egabler obtained secret recordings capturing physicians’ concerns that more children seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery at a North Carolina hospital. Their hospital kept doing the operations.
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
Charles OrnsteinStunning stuff here: Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
The University of Pennsylvania, already shaken by more than a dozen student suicides in recent years, is now dealing with the suicide death of a high-profile mental-health administrator.
Charles OrnsteinHeartbreaking. The suicide death of a revered mental-health professional at Penn has shaken some students and faculty and renewed difficult questions about suicide prevention wsj.com/articles/a-new… via @WSJ
Audio obtained by AL.com and ProPublica shows the jail administrator wanted to see if they would be responsible for an inmate’s medical bills before sending her to the hospital. She died a day later.
Charles OrnsteinThe inmate had been vomiting for hours and her blood pressure was dangerously low.
Jail staff called their boss to ask what to do.
His response: Make sure she has an insurance card before sending her to the hospital.
We have the audio. propublica.org/article/an-inm…@ConnorASheets
Charles OrnsteinAudio obtained by @aldotcom and @ProPublica shows a jail administrator wanted to see if they would be responsible for a very sick inmate’s medical bills before sending her to the hospital. She died a day later.
Inmates suffering heart attacks, on the verge of diabetic comas and brutalized in jail beatings have been released so sheriffs wouldn’t have to pay for their medical care. Some were rearrested once they had recovered.
Charles OrnsteinA truly remarkable story: Sheriffs in Alabama are releasing jail inmates in the throes of medical crises to avoid having to pay their hospital bills. Raises serious questions.
After an investigation by MLK50 and ProPublica, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is erasing debt for unpaid hospital bills owed by more than 6,500 patients. Our reporting found the hospital had profited by aggressively pursuing patients who couldn’t...
Charles Ornstein🎉🎉🎉 AMAZING news from @wendi_c_thomas! We Reported on a Nonprofit Hospital System That Sues Poor Patients. It Just Freed Thousands From Debt.
Charles OrnsteinHappiness is... We Reported on a Nonprofit Hospital System That Sues Poor Patients. It Just Freed Thousands From Debt.
Documents and interviews show the Media Lab, already under fire for accepting contributions from Jeffrey Epstein, is being investigated for an apparent violation of state environmental regulations. They paused operations after we asked questions.
Charles OrnsteinMIT Media Lab Kept Regulators in the Dark, Dumped Chemicals in Excess of Legal Limit
Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.
Charles OrnsteinHundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.
In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by family members who own Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioids.
Charles OrnsteinWOWSER. New York uncovers $1 BILLION in Sackler family wire transfers, including through Swiss bank accounts, suggesting that the family tried to shield wealth as it faced a raft of litigation over its role in the opioid crisis.