Last year, 244 doctors in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill received a combined $175,797 from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK).
Of that, one physician, Dr. Edward Nolan Pattishall, received $59,000 and another, Dr. Roger S. Rittmaster, received $37,400. No other physician received more than $8,300 and only 20 physicians received more than $1,000. The majority of physicians received a few dozen dollars or less, mostly for food and beverage costs, but the larger payments were typically classified as “consulting” or “speaking” fees. A few cases also included travel and lodging.
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