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AMA sells its members’ most intimate data
San Francisco Chronicle

As of last month, physicians will have to think twice about attending a pharmaceutical-industry-sponsored lunch. August marks the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Sunshine Rule, which requires drug and device manufacturers to disclose contributions of more than $10 to physicians.

The rule, however, sheds light on only half of the transaction. Remaining unaddressed is a perverse practice carried out by the most well-known physician organization in the United States: the American Medical Association.