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2 Memphis physicians top national list for speaking fees from drug companies

The Commercial Appeal, December 13, 2010

Two Memphis doctors rank second and third on a national list of doctors who have taken the most money from pharmaceutical companies to give talks about their drugs to other doctors.

Wesley Neurology Clinic neurologist Stephen H. Landy ranked second on the "Dollars for Docs" list compiled by ProPublica, a nonprofit journalism organization, with $302,125 earned in 2009 and 2010 by speaking to doctor groups about drugs developed by GlaxoSmithKline, Cephalon and Merck.

UT Medical Group endocrinologist Samuel Dagogo-Jack ranked third on ProPublica's list with $257,012 in two years from GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Merck.

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