In 2011 I urged extreme caution for medical device companies considering selling products through physician-owned distributorships (Caution: Physician-Owned Distributorships Ahead). This week, the US Office of the Inspector General (US OIG) issued a fraud alert for physician-owned distributorships, stating that “OIG views PODs as inherently suspect.” Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- Doctor-Owned Device Suppliers Deemed Inherently Suspect – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Buyer Beware: Fraud Alert For Doctor-Owned Device Businesses (commonhealth.wbur.org)
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