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February 12, 2010

FOX: Dollars for Doctors

Filed under: Health Care — lordapple @ 7:48 pm

Nearly 20 percent of American doctors get paid by drug companies to be consultants or speakers, and in some cases, they’re making quite a lot of money. So does that influence the decisions your doctor makes about your care?

Doctors earn money by giving professional talks to their peers about the latest research and the practice is pretty common.

For years it’s been unclear how much money physicians were actually earning for these speeches. Now, three major drug companies are going public revealing who is on their payrolls and how much money they’re making.

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