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Industry pays women doctors less for research, speaking, and meals, US study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3379 (Published 19 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3379
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Female physicians who have financial ties with the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry are paid significantly less than their male counterparts, a new US study has found.1 Overall, even after controlling for such factors as specialty, age, and institutional reputation, female physicians received about $3600 (£2270; €3160) a year less than male physicians, the study found. The disparities in payment were seen in almost every kind of industry tie, including money …

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