One in Twelve Doctors Accepts Payment From Pharmaceutical Companies Related to Opioids

SCIENCE DAILY (08/09) – One in twelve physicians — and nearly one in five family medicine physicians — accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. This is the first large-scale, national study of industry payments involving opioids and suggests that pharmaceutical companies may have a stronger hold than previously known on how doctors prescribe the powerful drugs. The study results are published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health. Read more


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