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Drug Money: Ethical Implications of Pharmaceutical Influence

Pharmaceutical drug promotion at medical centers and doctors’ offices has grown ever more pervasive. Accordingly, doctors and hospital administrators at Upstate have considered ways to manage the relationship between medical practitioners and the drug industry. Key issues include how drug samples, meals, travel subsidies, sponsored symposia, writing fees, and other pharmaceutical gifts can influence physicians’ prescription practices and impact patient care....

Also: Gifts to clinicians and Restricting physician's duty hours.

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Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Filed Under: Case Study, Principles of Bioethics