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A new investigation by NPR, the Boston Globe, the investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica and several other media outlets has found that many doctors who are paid by pharmaceutical firms to promote certain drugs are ignoring rules against that kind of freelance work.

The investigation also found that almost half the money paid by pharma companies to Massachusetts doctors went to doctors affiliated with Harvard.

Guests:

  • Liz Kowalczyk, health reporter, Boston Globe
  • Dr. Daniel Carlat, associate professor of psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; author, "Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry"
  • Dr. Stanley Nasraway, professor of surgery, medicine and anesthesia, Tufts University School of Medicine

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This program aired on October 21, 2010.

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