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These and other data are available to peruse using the "Data Explorer" tool on the OpenPaymentsData.CMS.gov website.
I recently used this tool to find out more about the types of payments big pharma companies make to physicians. I only looked at payments for items/services unrelated to research and ownership of stock; i.e., marketing-related items/services, which include
- Food and Beverage
- Charitable Contributions
- Speaker Fees
- Travel and Lodging
*The six companies I chose for my analysis include several with the highest yearly global sales: