Dr. Drew Pinsky might be in huge trouble if it can be proved that he was paid to talk up Wellbutrin and its antidepressant effects!
Did they slip him a hundo (short for hundred dollar bill) before he gave talks on his radio show??
Nope, try $275,000 (allegedly).
All of this came about during the justice department's case against drug company GlaxoSmithKline, which has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion for committing healthcare fraud.
Which is the largest fraud settlement like that in U.S. history.
Back in 1999, Dr. Drew allegedly was paid the money over two months in “settings where it did not appear that [he] was speaking for GSK.”
Maybe people shouldn't do shady things like this — then they wouldn't get into trouble down the road!
Easy as that!
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