So what about the doctors and the medical journals? They're not innocent here.
Sorry. That's not the way it works. The journal published the article. If they published it with false statements, it's on them.
Oh, yeah...the lavish promotional trips for doctors utilized paid doctors as speakers and was aptly named by the sales reps: Operation Hustle.
What they learned was that they still come out ahead, even after fines.
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.