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Nonprofits Detail Health Industry Ties
The New York Times: A journal that tracks philanthropy and giving has published information about contributions made by medical companies to health-related nonprofits following a request for similar information by a lawmaker. "Drug, medical device and insurance companies give more than $100 million a year to nonprofit health-related groups that advise consumers and medical professionals, according to a report posted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The report, dated Monday, sought to get ahead of an investigation by Sen. Charles E. Grassley. The Iowa Republican had asked 33 of the leading disease and medical advocacy groups last December to detail their industry ties from 2006 to 2009" (Wilson, 9/8).
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