Dozens of East Tennessee doctors have received millions of dollars in fees from major drug
companies in recent years, according to an updated report by the ProPublica public interest website.
Some East Tennessee doctors each were paid $50,000 to $100,000 by AstraZeneca, Cephalon, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies, according to the “Dollars for Docs” update published Wednesday. A total of more than $20 million went to doctors throughout Tennessee from 2009 to 2011.
Payments include speaking and consulting fees, research, travel and meal costs.
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