Friday, December 31, 2010

The Coder’s Cause in “Dollars for Docs” - ProPublica

The Coder’s Cause in “Dollars for Docs” - ProPublica: "Our investigation of the financial ties between drug companies and doctors, Dollars for Docs, was sparked by a computational challenge. Several drug companies had been ordered to disclose who they paid to speak and consult on their behalf. But they made the records hard to analyze, seemingly making the data “impossible to download.”

We wanted to change that."

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