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$12.1 Billion in a Decade Pharma Companies Gift for Doctors

Doctors Receive $12.1 Billion from Drug and Device Companies

JAMA Study Examines Industry $12.1 Billion Payments to Doctors

According to Medical Xpress, a recent study looked at how much money doctors get from drug and device companies. Led by a researcher from Penn State, they found that between 2013 and 2022, doctors received a huge $12.1 billion. Published in JAMA, this study is one of the first to look at these payments over many years and for different medical specialties.

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$12.1 Billion in a Decade Pharma Companies Gift for Doctors. (PHOTO: Medical Xpress)

Concerns Persist Over Drug Company $12.1 Billion Payments to Doctors

The study reveals ongoing concerns about the influence of $12.1 Billion payments from drug companies on doctors’ decisions and patient trust, despite transparency laws. It shows varying payment$12.1 Billion amounts across specialties, with orthopedic surgeons receiving the most and pediatric surgeons the least. Researchers urge discussions on limiting these payments to ensure patient-focused care.

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