Is your doctor being paid by a drug company? October 12, 2017 Pharmaceutical companies can pay doctors to help promote their drugs, but not to prescribe them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why this creates a gray area. Post navigation Previous Previous post: At least 23 dead, hundreds missing, as winds fan California firesNext Next post: AcelRx Pharma shares sink as FDA rejects opioid painkiller Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.