Here are Wise Patient’s potential financial conflicts of interest, dating from July 2011 when Dr. Warren first took out a state business license for Wise Patient.
Paid consultant work:
2012: Dr. Warren has served as a paid consultant to Verathon Inc, a company based in Bothell that develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices used by healthcare providers. http://verathon.com. None of Verathon’s devices is of the nature to be sold directly to patients.
Reimbursement for travel expenses:
2007-2011: Dr. Warren was a volunteer member of the Research Task Force, American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation. Necessary travel expenses were reimbursed.
3/20/2013: Genelex provided dinner to accompany discussion about their YouScript software and DNA test panel for genetic variants in common drug metabolizing enzymes.
Ownership of publicly traded stocks:
Dr. Warren and Dr. Beda do not own individual stocks in pharmaceutical companies or medical device companies. They do own mutual funds recommended to them by financial advisors that they figure surely must contain some companies that are healthcare related though they have not researched exactly which companies those are.
Dr. Warren and Dr. Beda have no other financial relationships to commercial products or services they may recommend to their patients, including medications, supplements, books, diets, websites, exercise programs, or anything else.