And in a final nail in the coffin, I have discovered the full list of companies that have paid honoraria to my former endo as of last December. Isn't requiring full disclosure a b**ch:
Abbott Laboratories, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Eli Lilly and Company, GlaxoSmithKline plc., Novartis AG, Novo Nordisk A/S, Pfizer Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC., and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Now, as I go through the list of the medications that my endo ran me through, I find that every drug he ran me through is listed as having paid him an honoraria. Lilly has Byetta, Novo Nordisk has Victoza and Takeda has Actos as well as being the primary supplier of my metformin. Every single medication he put me on was from a company that paid him an honoraria.
I somehow feel better about my decision.
ps. And just so we are clear, companies that paid only fees for services or travel expenses are not in the above list.