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Dozens of Connecticut doctors accepted six-figure payments from drug and medical device manufacturers in 2015 for consulting, speaking, meals and travel, with six of the 10 highest-paid physicians affiliated with academic institutions, new federal data show.

The top 10 doctors — fewer than 0.1 percent of the 11,000 who received payments — took in $3.6 million, or nearly 15 percent of the total $24.9 million paid out. Among them is the dean of the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Alpern, who received $445,398 in 2015 from two companies — Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie — in consulting fees, meals and travel expenses for serving on the boards of both companies.

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