Journalist: Health care firm offered me a ‘truly appalling … bribe’

The journalist was offered $250 to participate in an advisory panel. She called it a ‘new low.’ What do you think?

Health news blogger Gary Schwitzer has details of how freelance journalist Lisa Collier Cool was offered $250 to attend an Allergan media presentation on Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse.

Here’s the offer in all its sleazy glory (via Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog):

Dear Lisa:

I work now with Allergan and we’d like to invite you along with a select small group of reporters to participate in a Facial Aesthetics Advisory Panel in New York City on Thursday, June 9, hosted by Allergan, Inc., the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), JUVEDERM® dermal fillers, and LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%.

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