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Caregivers or Marketers? Nurses Paid by Drug Companies Facing Scrutiny as Whistleblower Lawsuits Mount

The lawsuits contend the companies hired third-party contractors to deploy nurses—sometimes by phone, sometimes in patient’s homes—to ensure that prescriptions were refilled. The drug makers also allegedly provided kickbacks to physicians in the form of free insurance processing assistance, medical practice management software, and marketing assistance to persuade them to prescribe their drugs. (Ed Silverman, STAT)

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