Drug and device makers paid teaching hospitals $832 million in 2018: Stat News

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“Amid ongoing concern that drug and device makers may influence medical practice and research, a new analysis suggests the issue also extends to teaching hospitals, which received a total of $832 million in payments for various activities and arrangements other than research in 2018,” Ed Silverman writes over at Stat News. “Of 1,281 teaching hospitals, 91% received money from industry for continuing education, royalties, consulting and speaking fees, space rentals, gifts, and food, among other things. In all, nearly 47,000 payments were made and most were related to specific products, although one-fifth of the hospitals received more than 90% of the $832 million.” Ed Silverman, Drug and device makers paid teaching hospitals $832 million in 2018,” Stat News.