Life Sciences

Pharma companies spent almost $3M on marketing in Vermont for FY 2008

Pharma Compliance Alert, April 22, 2009

Pharmaceutical manufacturers paid almost $3 million to 2,280 doctors, hospitals, universities, and others to market their drugs in fiscal year 2008, according to the Vermont Attorney General’s (AG) sixth annual Report on Pharmaceutical Marketing Disclosures.

Almost half of the reported marketing expenditures were for speaking fees and payments, while nearly 25% was for marketing. Almost 60% of the expenditures were direct payments to recipients in the form of cash or check.

Read more about pharmaceutical marketing disclosures in Vermont.