Pfizer Paid Doctors, Hospitals $35 Million

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    Pfizer Paid Doctors, Hospitals $35 Million - WSJ.com

    By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF And PETER LOFTUS

    Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday it paid about 4,500 doctors and hospitals $35 million during the second half of last year to study how the company's medicines work and to promote the treatments, in its first public disclosure of payments to the professionals and institutions that test and prescribe its products.

    Drug companies have been under pressure from some members of Congress and physicians to reveal their payments. The health overhaul passed recently requires disclosures of certain physician payments starting in 2013. But Pfizer faced a more immediate deadline for revealing its payments: It agreed to report the spending next year, as part of an agreement last year to pay a record $2.3 billion and plead guilty to a criminal charge to settle government investigations that it promoted the former pain drug Bextra and other products for so-called off-label uses.



    Write to Jonathan D. Rockoff at jonathan.rockoff@wsj.com and Peter Loftus at peter.loftus@dowjones.com
     
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    ZOMG!!!!!

    "Pfizer said it paid $15.3 million to about 250 research institutions for help discovering potential new medicines and testing drugs in development."

    What fucking nerve!
     
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    At least I didn't pick and choose. I posted the entire article.
     
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    Coming up next, Microsoft paid millions of dollars to computer scientists for information. Following that, sun discovered to rise in the East.
     
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    you are so silly sometimes....
     
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    Wow. A $2.3 BILLION dollar FINE for breaking the law....that's a big fine...

    *it is good that they have to disclose this information
     
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    I don't know of too many people out there who eat or drink or are shot up with computers and I haven't heard of Gates recommending that they do as a cure or a treatment for sickness or disease.
     
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    Maybe you could ask Pfizer to be part of their next study. It couldn't hurt.
     
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    Pull your pants up Santa Claus your butt is showing.
     
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    Liberals must never get sick and not have any elderly relatives, or at least not any elderly relatives they care about.

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