Pharmaceutical companies can’t pay to fly doctors in for educational meetings, but they can provide "scholarships" for local politician events, according to this article.
A couple of other things they’re doing for the pols that they can’t do for the docs: "Off hours feature an awards banquet that includes a concert by the Commodores and a golf."
But wait, the article goes on: "Under state ethics laws, legislators generally may not accept meals, lodging or transportation from lobbyists or organizations that employ them. If legislators can show that such gifts benefit the state as a whole rather than themselves personally, they can take them."
Oh, give me a break.
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