Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Dr. Drew Pinsky, CNN’s go to darling of all human behavioral matters, was fingered by the Feds for accepting$275,000 to push the drug Wellbutrin SR while hosting his radio and television show Loveline.
Dr. Drew pinsky rose to fame hosting the reality shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House touted Wellbutrin SR for its ability to “increase libido” in depressed patients.
He joined CNN in 2010 to host Dr. Drew on the network’s HLN channel.
The shocking revelations surfaced during the Federal government’s case against drug company GlaxoSmithKline, which agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion for committing healthcare fraud.
The settlement is the largest such case in U.S. history.
Pinsky reportedly accepted the six-figure sum over the course of two months in 1999 for pushing the virtues of the antidepressant “in settings where it did not appear that [he] was speaking for GSK,” according to the U.S. Justice Department case.
Way to go CNN. Why hasn’t this quack been terminated?