Doctors were paid a total of $20.9 million in 2015 to promote Invokana – millions more than any other type 2 diabetes medication, according to ProPublica’s updated Dollars for Docs database. The money covered so-called “general payments” involving fees, meals, travel, gifts and royalties to health care providers for promotional speeches or consulting related to Invokana. The payments do not include research. Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States. About 29.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with the chronic condition. People with diabetes must follow a lifelong strict diet and monitor their blood sugar daily. Many rely on ... Read More
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