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Drug company paid Minnesota doctors $754,127

Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 3, 2009
Minnesota doctors were paid thousands of dollars in speaker fees and other payments in 2008 by a pharmaceutical company now implicated in a congressional investigation for its aggressive promotion of a popular antidepression drug, according to documents filed with the state and analyzed by a nonprofit group. Forest Laboratories Inc. paid 62 Minnesota doctors at least $1,000 each in speakers' fees, with 28 physicians receiving payments of more than $10,000, according to The Pew Prescription Project.