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Drugmaker wrote big checks to doctors with troubled records

The pharmaceutical industry has long paid influential doctors to speak to peers as a way of building word-of-mouth marketing, but such practices can cross the line. Here’s a look at the practice in the case of the addictive painkiller Subsys.

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