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Drug industry paid £41m to UK healthcare professionals last year

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 17 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3909
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

In 2014 the pharmaceutical industry paid out an estimated £41m (€59m; $64) to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom for consultancy services and attendance at meetings.

This is the last time that such payments to healthcare professionals will be disclosed as a total or aggregate. From 30 June 2016 the industry will report payments to named healthcare professionals, starting with payments made during 2015.1 The information will be on a searchable database managed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and will include payments for categories of activity not currently …

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