Doctors Often Receive Payments From Drug Companies
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How To Win Doctors And Influence Prescriptions
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AstraZeneca settled a case with the government for $520 million in April after the company settled a separate lawsuit for speaker misconduct but continued to pay doctors to speak about prescribing drugs for purposes for which they were not approved. AFP hide caption

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Drugmaker Practices Deliver Sales, But At A Cost
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Pfizer, one of the largest drug makers in the U.S., saw $27.8 billion in sales in 2009. Seven drug companies, including Pfizer, have disclosed information about doctors who receive payment for speaking fees related to products they sell. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Drug Companies Hire Troubled Doctors As Experts
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