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Study: NY doctors received $3.5M from opioid manufacturers

June 13, 2018 06:49 AM

A new study found doctors in New York who received payments from opioid manufacturers were more likely to prescribe the painkillers.

According to the New York State Health Foundation, around 3,400 doctors received $3.5 million in payments, gifts, and meals from 2014 to 2015.

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The study found those doctors more than doubled their prescriptions for opioids.

The doctors were not named in the study.

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