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After months of debate, New Jersey has formally adopted a tough rule that caps what doctors can earn from drug makers at $10,000 a year, and also limits meals given prescribers to just $15.

The rule, which goes into effect on Jan. 16, was crafted in response to the ongoing opioid crisis and, specifically, rising concerns that some drug makers may use various forms of payments to influence prescribing of addictive prescription painkillers.

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