Check out the latest report from our friends at the Center for Public Integrity.
Food & Drug Administration employees have taken hundreds of trips since 1999 paid for by groups and universities that have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry, which the FDA regulates.
Number 10 on the overall list, and #3 among universities, was the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The report says the UW spent $47,000 on 50 trips for FDA employees.
UW-Madison is a heavyweight among research institutes, and has conducted clinical trials for Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and other drug companies.