Golf outings at top courses. Box suites at sporting events. A Los Angeles Lakers basketball camp. And the usual “lavish dinners.” They all figured into a $30 million California kickbacks settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Drug and device makers handed over almost $6.5 billion to doctors and medical institutions in 2015, according to the latest Open Payments data, adding more stats for the debate over pharma's relationships with doctors.