NPR featured an article about different pay-offs doctors get from pharmaceutical companies. This was on their radio talk show "Talk of the Nation." They had teamed up in some way with propublica.org to list a widget that shows the payouts different doctors had recieved in the 2009-2010 year.
I was embarassed for the doctors who were bought by being told they were considered a "thought leader." I thought, this could never happen to my doctor. No way, no how!
So, I looked and sure enough he was listed under three different names, and practicing out of two offices. I believe that it is the same person. One payment was from Eli Lilly for $66,000! Another Eli Lilly for $18,000! And a third, smaller payment from AstraZeneca for $8,000.
To check out if your doctor has been paid off, click here,