doctors http://kplu.org en Doctor will see you anytime you want, via webcam http://kplu.org/post/doctor-will-see-you-anytime-you-want-webcam <p></p><p>The days of using an emergency room when you have a confusing late-night or weekend illness may be numbered. New telemedicine services are expanding in Washington – which allow you to see a doctor using a webcam. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:19:05 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7721 at http://kplu.org Doctor will see you anytime you want, via webcam NW medical school doctors paid by drug companies http://kplu.org/post/nw-medical-school-doctors-paid-drug-companies <p>Some doctors on the faculty of Northwest medical schools are getting paid by pharmaceutical companies to give talks on new drugs.</p><p>Harvard and Stanford have banned this practice. But not Oregon Health and Science University or the University of Washington. Now some medical students want similar bans here.</p><p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 01:07:47 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2674 at http://kplu.org NW medical school doctors paid by drug companies Psychiatrist explains why he speaks on behalf of drug makers http://kplu.org/post/psychiatrist-explains-why-he-speaks-behalf-drug-makers <p>A follow up now to a story we brought you last week about doctors who get paid by drug makers to give promotional talks. The top three earning doctors in the Northwest did not return our calls for that story. But later a psychiatrist in Tacoma did. And he makes no apologies for accepting pharmaceutical payments.</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:50:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2603 at http://kplu.org Pharma companies pay millions to Northwest doctors http://kplu.org/post/pharma-companies-pay-millions-northwest-doctors <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Across the Northwest, thousands of physicians are receiving payments from drug makers. In the last three years, it all adds up to $12 million in Washington, $6 million in Oregon and $2.5 million in Idaho.</p><p>Some of that money is for drug research. Other payments are for a meal or a trip to a conference. But in many cases doctors are getting paid to give talks to other medical providers on behalf of a drug company.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:25:07 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2573 at http://kplu.org Pharma companies pay millions to Northwest doctors