If any of you wanted to become investigative reporters, here's how you do it.
- Find out which prestigious medical centers have new conflict of interest guidelines that prohibit their faculty from being a part of drug companies' speakers' bureaus.
- Look on the new ProPublica database that combines the data released by all companies that have done so, on which physicians are paid by them as speakers.
- Count the number of docs from each of those prestigious centers, and how much they raked in as paid shills.
- Stir and serve immediately.
The ProPublica database, by the way, is at http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/