Male physicians in the United States receive higher general payments from the biomedical industry and are more likely to hold ownership interests in such companies compared with female physicians.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.
When it comes to receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies, it's not always the size of the payment that matters.
About half of U.S. doctors received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015.
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