NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Charles Ornstein of ProPublica about its research into payments doctors receive from drug and device companies.
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The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.
When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.
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