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CNN Exclusive: The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make


Monday, March 12, 2018

by CNN

(CNN)As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes.


In 2014 and 2015, opioid manufacturers paid hundreds of doctors across the country six-figure sums for speaking, consulting and other services. Thousands of other doctors were paid over $25,000 during that time.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/11/health/prescription-opioid-payments-eprise/index.html