The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has abruptly taken offline a new database that was slated to go live Sept. 30 disclosing financial relationships between physicians and drug and device manufacturers.

CMS was to publish the reported data on a publicly available website in order to create greater transparency of industry-physician financial relationships. However, the Open Payments system has been “taken offline temporarily to investigate a reported issue," according to a statement from the agency.

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