The Vivus Company, maker of Qsymia, offered me a plane ticket, hotel room and $2500 cash to attend their "Speaker Training Program" in Dallas. I won't go. It is a bribe to get me and other doctors to prescribe Qsymia. I can't be bought.
Years ago I attended the kick-off of Meridia in Phoenix to take advantage of the free ticket to Phoenix where my daughter lives. I spent the time with her. I went to only one meeting, the evening Q&A session. We had to write our questions down on index cards. The cards were screened by company reps before being given to the expert panel. Having no patience with fools, I stood up and asked my questions aloud regarding some misleading data. You know that Meridia was withdrawn a few years later for its ineffectiveness and substantial risk.
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