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Changes in industry marketing, research payments to physicians, teaching hospitals during pandemic

JAMA Health Forum

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This analysis found that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with shifts in the focus of payments from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals for research and an immediate and sustained decline in payments for marketing. Research payments were stable during the pandemic despite widespread clinical trial suspensions, which may reflect clinical trial adaptations, including virtual study visits and remote outcome measurement.

Authors: Timothy S. Anderson, M.D., M.A.S., of Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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