Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kanter Research

Invited Commentary and Other Publications

A more complete list of publications is available at this NCBI PubMed profile and this Google Scholar profile.
 

INVITED COMMENTARY

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Kanter GP. 2018. Extending the Sunshine Act from Physicians to Patient Advocacy Organizations. American Journal of Public Health. 108:978-979.

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In the mythical past, health care was about patients and physicians. Then, insurers and pharmaceutical companies intruded. Patient advocates interceded. Legislators intervened. The health care system became crowded and complex. We now find ourselves in a convoluted system in which pharmaceutical companies are financing the activities of patient
advocacy organizations.

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Pham-Kanter G. 2014. Act II of the Sunshine Act. PLoS Medicine 11: e1001754.

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The Sunshine Act will lead firms to be more forthcoming about physician payments but will also create incentives for firms to underreport and target nonphysician prescribers. Whether transparency leads to diminished firm influence on doctors depends crucially on whether physicians who accept payments will be penalized by the public or other parties for accepting. Many preconditions must be met before patients can effectively sanction doctors for receiving payments.

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Kanter GP. 2019. We Need More Signal and Less Noise About Industry Payments to Doctors. STAT First Opinion.

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How much drug companies pay doctors for meals, giving talks, and serving on corporate boards was once as opaque as how these companies now price prescription drugs. That changed several years ago with the creation of the Open Payments program, which makes this information publicly availablle.

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McCoy MS, Kanter GP. 2018. The Real Chris Collins Scandal: Lax Conflict-of-Interest Rules in Congress. STAT First Opinion.

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In the aftermath of Rep. Chris Collins’ (R-N.Y.) arrest last week on insider trading charges stemming from his involvement with an Australian biotech company, it is tempting to focus public attention and anger on his alleged crimes. But we should be far more concerned by what the episode reveals about Congress’ failure to regulate members’ financial conflicts of interest.

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CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

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Pham-Kanter G. 2015. Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees. In: FDA in the Twenty-first Century. Holly Fernandez Lynch and I Glenn Cohen, eds. New York: Columbia University Press.

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In medicine, there is currently robust debate about the ways in which physician-industry relationships can best be managed. On the one hand, clinicians and physician researchers have experience that can contribute to the greater public good if they lend their expertise to help develop clinical therapies. On the other hand, financial ties between physicians and industry can create incentives for physicians to, either intentionally or unintentionally, behave in ways that are not in the best interest of their patients. In addition, the perception of conflicts of interest created by these financial ties, even if these ties do not affect behavior, can lead to diminished public trust in physicians and in medicine.

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Pham-Kanter G. 2005. Substance Abuse and Dependence. In: Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence. Detroit, MI: Gale (Cengage). Also published in: Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2nd Edition (2004).

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Pham-Kanter G. 2004. Biomedical Engineering. In: Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health. Detroit, MI: Gale (Cengage).

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Pham-Kanter G. 2004. Medical Physics. In: Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health. Detroit, MI: Gale (Cengage).

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Pham-Kanter G. 2004. Positron Emission Tomography. In: Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health. Detroit, MI: Gale (Cengage).

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Pham-Kanter G. 2004. Sports Injuries. In: Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health. Detroit, MI: Gale (Cengage).

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