I am digressing from my usual weekly feature dealing with lawyer advertising to make you aware of a report that might not only surprise you but may also provide some interesting potential cross-examination material when dealing with physicians, hospitals, drug companies or medical device companies.
Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, search and consulting, among other categories,
The report covers the period from August 2013 to December 2015 and can be found by clicking on this link.
Interesting statistics reveal that 1,074 Tennessee doctors in Chattanooga received part of the 172 million dollars paid statewide by Big Pharma and medical device companies. Also a statewide total of 15,627 doctors got money from the two medical industries. Check on your hometown and see who is getting the money!
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!