South Florida doctors paid thousands by Eli Lilly | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

South Florida doctors paid thousands by Eli Lilly

In the first revelation about how much drug makers are paying doctors, Eli Lilly has created an online registry detailing payments to 3,400 healthcare providers -- including more than two dozen in South Florida in the first three months of this year.

Top on the South Florida list -- and No. 3 in the nation -- was internist Manuel Suarez-Barcelo, who told The Miami Herald that he earned $65,000 by traveling through 11 states, making 41 presentations, mostly to nursing home staff, about the advantages of the Lilly drug Forteo, used to treat osteoporosis.

The payments are not illegal, but Washington policymakers question whether they raise the potential for conflicts of interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shilling for Eli Lilly, these doctors are most likely never going to talk much about the potential adverse reactions to the drug.

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