Dr. Drew Pinsky’s
by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Published: July 6 …http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dr-drew-pinskys-relationships-with-drug-makers-raise-ethics-questions/2012/07/06/gJQA8tHjSW_story.html?hpid=z4
For more than a quarter-century, Dr. Drew Pinsky has been a seemingly tireless talker, an interpreter of maladies for audiences on radio, television and the Internet.
The ubiquitous physician with the California-cool vibe, the trim physique and the hipster eyewear has been a television doctor to rehabbing celebs and, in the process, has become a celeb himself.
And now, with the Dr. Drew brand firmly embedded in the national consciousness — at a moment when he regularly spins out best-selling books and hosts or co-hosts not just one, but three shows — Pinsky is becoming a clinical specimen for that most basic of capitalist afflictions: subtle hucksterism. Buried in a gargantuan Justice Department settlement announced this week with the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are details of a sweet deal Pinsky cut to promote the depression drug Wellbutrin, also known by the name Bupropion.
… JUST FOLLOW THE $$$ …
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