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Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research

Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research
November 13, 2009 --

Over a decade-long period, AstraZeneca paid Chicago’s Michael Reinstein nearly half a million dollars to promote their antipsychotic. However, internal emails show that executives had doubts about Reinstein’s claim that their drug, Seroquel, helped patients lose weight.