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GlaxoSmithKline reports payments to doctors

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, December 16, 2009

GlaxoSmithKline has become the latest big pharma company to disclose payments to healthcare providers, listing 3,700 U.S. doctors and others who received a total of $14.6 million in speaking and consulting fees during the second quarter. Glaxo limits payments to an individual physician to $150,000 a year; the average payment in the report was $3,909. In 2010, it plans to expand what it discloses, the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports.