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Oct 31, 2007

How much of your income comes from prescribing HIV drugs? Do you get bonuses and incentives from the pharmaceutical companies directly?

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It is illegal for physicians to make money because of the prescriptions they write. Hence, I get no income, bonuses or incentives from writing prescriptions.

In the spirit of full disclosure, many HIV physicians serve as advisors to the HIV drug manufacturers- as researchers, advisors and lecturers. Sometimes this advice tells companies that the work that they do is good, other times, it is to critique misdirection. In these capacites, I advise many companies (and many non-commercial groups as well).


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