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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) A scheme called "marketing the spread," in which drug companies and doctors manipulate prices and defraud Medicare, featured; details given about the guilty pleas of TAP Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca on charges they helped bill the government for drug samples doctors got for free; AstraZeneca’s response quoted. [Whistleblower Doug DURAND- explains how TAP helped doctors pocket extra income from selling the prostate cancer drug Lupron.] [US attorney Mike SULLIVAN- says taxpayers suffer by paying a higher premium.] [TAP president/CEO Thomas WATKINS- says marketing the spread is done routinely.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Andrews, Wyatt
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