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August 16, 2009

11 WISCONSIN U DOCTORS GET OVER $50K FROM DRUG OR MEDICAL DEVICE FIRMS

Journal Sentinel, WI - At least 11 doctors with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health received more than $50,000 from drug or medical device companies last year, including seven who pulled in six-figure amounts, according to records obtained by the Journal Sentinel. As part of an effort to enforce more stringent conflict-of-interest rules, UW doctors for the first time have had to specify how much outside income they receive. The disclosure forms show that orthopedic surgeons, who command some of the highest salaries among university and state employees, also got some of the biggest outside income checks, mostly from companies that make medical devices. With the outside payments, several of them had total annual income of near or more than $1 million.

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