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Charities respond to study on ‘unreported pharma payments’

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Data published in BMJ Open suggested £20 million shortfall in amount disclosed by charities

The charity sector has fired back at the findings of a study published in the BMJ Open journal, which alleged that many UK health charities are failing to publicly disclose money received from pharmaceutical companies.

The study looked at 2012-2017 data, and claimed drug companies disclosed a total of 4,316 payments totalling more than £54 million to 425 patient organisations registered as charities in the UK.

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