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A Vehicle for Greater Access to Chiropractic
Written by Michael Megehee, DC   
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 AM

You've already heard that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) represents a great opportunity to help the effort to increase safety on our national highways.  You may also be aware that adding commercial driver medical exams, school bus physicals, and DOT drug and alcohol testing to your practice can be a significant source of revenue. And because that revenue comes from another source of potential chiropractic patients, the benefits are even greater. 

As great as that is – and it really is that great – I'm hoping that even more DCs will become certified in the NRCME once they've heard what it has done for them and for the chiropractic profession lately.

Following the Money: Gold in Ivory Towers
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:00 AM

Academics who moonlight for drug companies have faced intense scrutiny in recent years, but new research suggests much larger sums of money are being paid to their bosses -- the leaders of medical schools and hospitals who serve on drug company boards.

Looking at the world's 50 largest drug companies, researchers found that 40% had at least one board member who held a leadership position at a U.S. academic medical center -- including medical school deans, chief executive officers, department chairs, and university presidents.

The average annual compensation from the drug companies was $313,000, according to the paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"These relationships present potentially far-reaching consequences beyond those created when individual physicians consult with industry or receive gifts," the researchers wrote.

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