Conflicts of interest 'rampant' in medical device industry

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A staff investigation at the Senate Special Committee on Aging has found that conflicts of interest are rampant in the medical device industry, with surgeons being induced to use particular devices through consulting fees, royalties, payments for clinical studies of limited value, education grants, travel and gifts. 

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