Pay Dirt: Hundreds of Doctors Earned Big Money from Drug Companies

Pharmaceutical companies paid out more than $250 million to some 17,000 doctors and nurses across the country in 2009 and 2010, according to a new database compiled and published by ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism group. The data from seven drug makers -- who manufacture about 35 percent of the medications sold in America -- showed that nearly 400 of those doctors received payments of $100,000 or more to promote drugs, serve as medical consultants and speak at...Full Story
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