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Docs on Pharma Payroll Have Blemished Records, Limited Credentials


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Physician William D. Leak was found to have performed unnecessary nerve tests and excessive invasive procedures, including injecting some patients with agents that destroy nerve tissue. But that didn't stop Eli Lilly from using him as a promotional speaker and adviser.

Leak is part of the drug industry's sales force of doctors who are paid to promote brand-name drugs to their peers. Drug companies claim they hire the most-respected doctors in their fields for this purpose.


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