Many Partners physicians work closely with companies that make drugs, produce medical devices or provide other products and services that are designed to improve patient care. These relationships result in the development of new and better ways to diagnose and treat illness and benefit the health of the public.
Sometimes Partners physicians, and/or Partners itself, are paid by the companies for providing services to the companies, such as consulting or giving educational talks; or may separately own stock in these companies. All of these situations are subject to Partners policy and are carefully reviewed by Partners to protect the care you receive from inappropriate influence.
Information about these relationships is available on a public website sponsored by the federal government. To learn more about the Partners policy and how Partners handles physician relationships with industry, visit the Partners Office for Interactions with Industry website. If you have questions about these relationships, please ask your physician or contact the Office for Interactions with Industry at email@example.com.