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Pfizer paid doctors, hospitals $35 million in last half of 2009
USA Today

Pfizer (PFE) paid doctors and teaching hospitals a total of $35 million in the last half of 2009 for services ranging from speaking to other doctors about the company’s products to running studies of its experimental drugs. The world’s biggest drugmaker by revenue disclosed details Wednesday of its payments to about 4,500 doctors and other health professionals. Unlike rivals who have made some disclosures, Pfizer included figures on the considerable payments made to doctors running human tests of its drugs.

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