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LISTEN: Charlie Ornstein & Tracy Weber on ‘The Influence of Medical Device Makers’

ProPublica senior reporters Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber were on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show yesterday to discuss the latest story in their Dollars for Docs series.

Their joint investigation specifically delves into the world of doctors and how they are bombarded by ads from pharmaceutical companies and device makers at medical conferences. Ornstein and Weber write how these companies spend millions of dollars every year to ensure their logos are prominently displayed on everything from conference buses to keycards in the hopes of influencing specialists to choose their products.

Ornstein and Weber were the first guests on The Leonard Lopate Show’s ‘Underreported’ segment, a new weekly feature tackling issues that continue to be largely ignored despite their tragic proportions.

Listen to their interview below:

 

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