Right now, when doctors accept money or gifts from drug companies and devicemakers,
that information is published on Open Payments, an online database created under the Affordable Care Act. The program has increased transparency in an era of murky conflicts of interest and has helped link physicians’ prescribing habits to their industry connections.
But as Republican lawmakers rush toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, some observers fear the section of the law that created the Open Payments program will face the chopping block.
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