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More drug companies reveal payments to doctors

September 8, 2011 --

By CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TRACY WEBER and DAN NGUYEN/ProPublica Eight pharmaceutical companies, including the nation’s three largest, doled out more than $220 million last year to promotional speakers for their products, according to a ProPublica analysis of company data. For the first time, all these companies have reported a full year of payments, allowing for head-to-head […]

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.

Regent sold $76 million in cars to state — $9.8 million to universities

Regent sold $76 million in cars to state -- $9.8 million to universities
April 3, 2009 --

Car dealer Allan Vigil (right) has sold $9.8 million of cars and trucks to the University System of Georgia, which he oversees as a member of the state Board of Regents, since 2002. That figure represents just a fraction of his dealerships’ $76 million in sales to state agencies in the past seven years, according […]