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US doctors received more than $12bn in industry payments between 2013 and 2022, study shows

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q781 (Published 02 April 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q781
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Some 57% of US doctors received more than $12bn in payments related to medical drugs or devices from manufacturers between 2013 and 2022, an analysis has found.1 “Despite evidence that financial conflicts of interest may influence physician prescribing and may damage patients’ trust in medical professionals, such payments remain pervasive,” says the letter in JAMA.

Between August 2013 and 2022 US drug and device manufacturers made more than 85 million payments with …

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