Bonus: Stop the Kick-backs! with Dr. Marion Mass

Dr. Marion Mass is a practicing pediatrician who is also a physician advocate and healthcare activist. She is driven to take back medicine for patients and the medical profession. The COVID-19 pandemic threw a spotlight on dangerous deficiencies within the US healthcare industry. At the center of these deficiencies are Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), which are healthcare intermediaries that increase costs and create drug and supply shortages. Although GPOs and PBMs don’t produce or distribute a single product or provide direct care to a single patient, they control nearly 90% of the pharmaceutical supply chain. These middlemen amass huge profits because they enjoy government-mandated safe harbor protections at the expense of physician practice needs, sound medical decision-making, and patient choice. 

Dr. Marion Mass

Marion Mass, MD, is a pediatrician in the Philadelphia area and co-founder of Practicing Physicians of America. She is a graduate of the Duke University Medical School and was trained in pediatrics at Northwestern University.

Connect with Dr. Mass:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mass_marion

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-mass-m-d-68284037/

Website: Practicing Physicians of America

Website: Free2Care.org

Notes:

American Healthcare: Increasingly Corporate and Rapacious–And how you can change it

Saving America from the Four Horsemen of Healthcare

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