Report Slams Pharma/Physician Collaboration

Reports stemming from a journalistic project that pulled together a database of payments to physicians from seven pharmaceutical companies are critical of pharma speakers bureaus.

ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism group, released a report this week accusing the pharmaceutical industry of hiring docs who are incompetent or worse to shill their products.

The result of a collaboration between ProPublica, National Public Radio, PBS’s "Nightly Business Report," the Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Consumer Reports, the “

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