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One in 12 doctors accepts payment from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids

Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, pediatrician and adolescent addiction specialist at the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Credit: Boston Medical Center One in twelve physicians - and nearly one in five family medicine physicians ... read more

Study: 1 In 5 Family Doctors Accepted Money From Pharma Companies Related To Opioids

Despite the opioid epidemic, one in 12 U.S. physicians — and nearly one in five family doctors — in recent years accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids. That's according to a study out Wednesday from Boston Medical Center's ... read more

One in 12 doctors receive payments from opioid makers

One in 12 U.S. doctors ... how drug companies may influence prescribing practices. All in all, more than 68,000 physicians received more then $46 million between 2013 and 2015 in non-research payments from drugmakers that create pain-killing opioids ... read more

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Top pharmaceutical companies ... doctors paid by industry headed "professional societies that issued consensus statement calling for aggressive prescribing", he says. While no-one has quantified the overall financial and health-related consequences of ... read more

Numbers show link between drug company payments and how doctors write prescriptions

One psychiatrist, Dr. Ilan Melnick, of Coral Gables, received nearly $361,186 from drug companies ... payments made to ophthalmologists don't relate to drugs they prescribe in Medicare Part D, and instead may be related to drugs administered in doctors ... read more

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Who’s paying for lunch? Here’s exactly how drug companies wine and dine our doctors

Evidence of this comes from the United States, where thanks to the Sunshine Act, pharmaceutical companies have to report all payments to individual ... for its conferences - unlike most doctors groups which accept it. However, notwithstanding the limits ... read more

Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

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