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

Number 28471
Subject Prescriptions
Source CNN
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Year 2018
Publication Date March 2018 to July 2018
Summary 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. Physicians who prescribed particularly large amounts of the drugs were the most likely to get paid.
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Keywords opioids, opiates, prescriptions, medication, pain pills, doctors, opioid manufacturers, physicians, overdoses, Opioid Epidemic
Related Links https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/11/health/prescription-opioid-payments-eprise/index.html ; https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/11/health/prescription-opioid-payments-methodology/index.html ; https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/health/opioid-payments-influence-new-york-doctors/index.html ; https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/27/health/essure-bayer-doctor-payments-eprise/index.html
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