ProPublica has been tracking drug company payments to doctors since 2010 through a project known as Dollars for Docs . Our first lookup tool included only seven companies, most of which were required to report their payments publicly as a condition of legal settlements. The tool now covers every drug and device company, thanks to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act , a part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The law required all drug and device companies to publicly report their payments. The first reports became public in 2014, covering the last five months of 2013; 2014 payments were released last year.
People choosing to rely on licensed medical marijuana dispensaries for purchasing their cannabis need to give the dispensary a copy of the recommendation certificate from a Colorado medical marijuana doctor. This document should have the approved ounce count and plant strain needed to treat the patient’s medical condition. Even if a patient hasn’t received their medical marijuana card yet in the mail, they can still buy marijuana at a medical dispensary, as long as they print out their patient application and physician certificate from the state’s system.
You say the Dr assumed you were a liar. Did you ask him if that is what he thought? We can’t know what people think, we need to ask them to really know. You also say you don’t talk to Dr’s like drug addicts do. How do you know how drug addicts talk to Dr’s? Have you asked any drug addicts how they talk to Dr’s? Part of the problem is with you. Change how you view the world and be clear about what you want and things will change. Ask for what you want and get Dr’s to tell you what it is they think. Never assume.