Doctors, teaching hospitals got nearly $9B from drug, device industry last year

(From The Washington Examiner)

Drug and device companies shelled out $8.4 billion to doctors and teaching hospitals in 2017, including payments to doctors for meals and travel.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday released the 2017 payment data for doctors and teaching hospitals. Doctors and teachers received $8.4 billion, which is slightly below the total in 2016.

Meals and – travel. Vacations with a “little bit” of product placement? Sometimes, often, for sure.

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