Electronic health records company played a part in pushing opioids
Software company Practice Fusion was paid by a major opioid manufacturer to design a tool to boost prescriptions.
Practice Fusion admitted to the scheme with an unnamed opioid maker, though the details of the government case closely match a public research partnership between Practice Fusion and Purdue Pharma. (Photo: Shutterstock)
(Bloomberg) –To doctors opening patients’
electronic records across the U.S., the alert would have looked innocuous enough.
A pop-up would appear, asking about a patient’s level of pain. Then, a drop-down menu would list treatments ranging from a referral to a pain specialist to a prescription for an
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