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Dr. Drew Pinsky paid by Glaxo to promote Wellbutrin

Radio host recommended the drug to “Loveline” listeners in the '90s

Apparently there’s a link between depression and intimacy, and not just in the physiological sense. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that popular radio and television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky had a somewhat intimate relationship with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), the maker of antidepressant Wellbutrin, in the late ’90s.

Pinsky, who in 1999 was one of the co-hosts of radio sex-advice show “Loveline,” used his platform to discuss an affinity for Wellbutrin, according to documents disclosed this week by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to a longtime probe of Glaxo’s sales and marketing practices that finally settled on Monday.

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