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The Dirty Ties Between Docs and Drug Makers

PAYMENTS TO DOCTORS Since 2009: 144.1M 96.4M 22.8M 19.8M 10.6M 9.4M Johnson & Johnson Merck Eli Lilly GlaxoSmithKline AstraZeneca Pfizer & Co. WHO ARE THESE DOCTORS? 250 had sanctions against them for: Providing Wrongly prescribing drugs Having sex with patients poor care 45 40 20 received FDA warnings for research misconduct or have criminal records. who earned $100k or had two or more more have no board malpractice certification in any settlements. specialty. Some are in denial. Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack Paid $257,000 between 09-10. "If you actually prorate that by the hours put in, it is barely more than minimum wage." In reality: you'd need to work 24/7 at $7.25 an hour for over 4 years to earn that much Others are of questionable credibility. Dr. Firhaad Ismail Top earner in database at $303,558. Hasn't published in 20 years. Current place of employment unknown. Others are criminals.. Dr. Donald Ray Taylor Earned nearly $200,000 between 09-10. Fired in 2004 for giving female patients gynecological exams without cause and expos- ing women's breasts during exams. 6 years later, Cephalon's 3rd highest paid doctor (out of nearly 1000.) But it's not just sketchy doctors: In 2009, 8 out of 10 doctors admitted to accepting free samples, gifts, or payments from drug companies

The Dirty Ties Between Docs and Drug Makers

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Doctors, are the decision-makers in prescribing drugs. And to be fair, they often don't realize that to prescribe a brand-name drug often means switching from a generic that costs many times less. Cos...


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