For many doctors, drug-company work a windfall

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

Dr. Andrew G. Kowal, an anesthesiologist at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, has earned $337,651 from Pfizer and Eli Lilly for speaking, consulting, meals and travel fees from 2009 to 2011…

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“We want the doctors to be making choices entirely based on medical evidence, knowing us and talking to patients. The idea they may be influenced by this type of funding is quite disturbing.”

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