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Doctors, hospitals get $6.5 billion from drug, medical device firms last year
Los Angeles Times

Doctors and teaching hospitals received $6.5 billion last year from drug companies and medical device firms for research, consulting and other reasons, new federal data show. The details published Tuesday by the Obama administration mark the second batch of data on industry ties to medical providers.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, federal health officials released information last year on payments made for five months of 2013. The latest data cover all of 2014.