Jul 3, 2012

Glaxo bribes doctors to promote their drugs. Fined 3 BILLION

Dr Drew Glaxosmithkline
GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion this week in part to settle claims it paid doctors to illegally promote its drugs. Turns out, the company was allegedly paying one doctor you may have heard of.

TV and radio personality -- and famed sex advice-giver -- Dr. Drew Pinksy is included in the Department of Justice’s complaint against GlaxoSmithKline, alleging the the company paid the former host of Loveline as much as $275,000 to promote the anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR, according to Forbes (h/t The Consumerist). The complaint alleges that Dr. Drew highlighted the drug's libido-enhancing side effects in March and April of 2009, though it doesn't reveal that he was a paid spokesman.

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NO WONDER PHARMA DRUGS ARE SO EXPENSIVE!

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