Sydney Morning Herald: Drug companies spent $287 million in four years on ‘educational’ events for doctors

Sydney Morning Herald: Drug companies spent $287 million in four years on ‘educational’ events for doctors. “The drug industry is spending $72 million a year ‘educating’ doctors, with one company splashing $750,000 on a weekend conference. A new database of pharmaceutical company-funded events created by Sydney University researchers shows 42 companies shelled out $286 million on 117,000 events for doctors and nurses over a four-year period. The average cost of an event was $2500.”