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Following the money trail is pretty easy with doctors, but nurses are another story.
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July 6, 2015 The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.
July 1, 2015 The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.
October 1, 2014 Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.
A federal database, though imperfect, will make it easier for patients to find out about the ties between doctors and industry.
September 30, 2014 A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.
September 29, 2014 American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?
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May 9, 2012 British guidelines for collaboration between the drug industry and doctors suggests that conflicts are problems of the past. But a frequent critic refutes that notion and calls on recent examples to raise a warning.
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