After receiving millions of dollars in drug company payments, a pain doctor has agreed to pay a federal fine for alleged kickbacks.

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Dr. Gerald M. Sacks emerged as one of the pharmaceutical industry's highest-paid lecturers around a dozen years ago.

Even though numerous professionals in the field of pain management had never heard of him before.

It wasn't until ProPublica began delving into how much pharmaceutical companies were paying doctors to give speeches and comment on their products in 2010 that he came to light. 

 Our database Dollars for Docs was created when we combined the payments from seven corporations, most of which had been compelled by government settlements, into a single database.

We talked about how nothing in Sacks' CV indicated why he was such a great winner.

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