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Medical device conflict of interest are crippling patients and the industry

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual plastic surgery statistics report, $16.7 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S. in 2020.1 Many of these procedures involve medical devices and pharmaceutical products. Physicians routinely receive substantial compensation from medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in the form of gifts, travel, royalties, research grants, and consulting contracts. “It is time to bring the patient back to the center of the healthcare team.”

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Written by Robyn Towt~GPAC United 6/7/22

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