Glaxo to bring physician educators in-house

|By:, SA News Editor

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will hire doctors to educate their peers instead of paying external speakers.

This is one of several initiatives the firm is implementing after paying a $3B fine to settle allegations that it illegally promoted Paxil and Wellbutrin and failed to report safely data on Avandia.

The company will cease paying outside doctors for giving speeches and attending medical meetings by early 2016.