GlaxoSmithKline’s historic $3 billion settlement for off-label marketing revealed more than fraud. Its $275,000 payment to TV celebrity Dr. Drew Pinsky to promote Wellbutrin highlighted the questionable relationship between doctors and drug companies.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents, “Drugs and Docs: Is a Pharmaceutical Company Paying Your Doctor?” Joining host Christopher Naughton are plaintiffs attorney Claudine Homolash of Sheller P.C. and corporate defense counsel Raymond Williams of DLA Piper, as well as journalist and editor with Pharmalot and Med Ad News, Ed Silverman. Reshma Ramachandran, PharmFree fellow with the American Medical Student Association, rounds out the panel.
The program examines how medical schools — including Philadelphia-area schools — are addressing pharma conflicts of interest, ProPublica’s “Dollar for Docs” database and the new Physician Payment Sunshine Act rolling out in 2013.
The American Law Journal is the weekly talk-feature program airing on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia, WFMZ-TV 69 to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It airs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and beginning November 19 is also set to air at 7 p.m. Monday.
View WFMZ-HD over the air, on all cable and satellite systems: see http://bit.ly/ALJchannels. FiOS system subscribers, tune to channel 15. The program is available on www.LawJournalTV.com as well as iTunes.
Next week on The American Law Journal: “Social Security Disability: Now That the Election Is Over.” •