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Area physicians accept thousands from drug companies for speaking, other expenses

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In 2010, pharmaceutical company Novartis paid Grand Forks neurologist Dr. Matthew Roller $4,550 to talk about its drug Gilenya, the first oral medication approved for treating multiple sclerosis.

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Before that medication, multiple sclerosis was treated via injection — a method patients weren’t fond of, according to Roller.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett
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