Additionally we learned, that this type of ghostwriting for medical journals is a common problem
Now it's Pfizer turn!. Can we trust these companies to care about anything but the profit making?
Authorities called Pfizer a repeat offender, noting it is the fourth such settlement of government charges in the last decade. They said the government would monitor the company's conduct for the next five years to rein in the abuses.Incredible! Their profits are clearly so massive they can swallow up these fines and carry on as usual.
Loucks said that even as Pfizer was negotiating deals on past misconduct, they were continuing to violate the same laws with other drugs.
Then the doctors, after a good palm greasing would promote Pfizers drugs.
To promote the drugs, authorities said Pfizer invited doctors to consultant meetings at resort locations, paying their expenses and providing perks.
"They were entertained with golf, massages and other activities," said Mike Loucks, the U.S. attorney in Massachusetts.