Industry handouts: enough is enough

Kondro, Wayen
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1651
Academic Journal
The article reports on the effort of an American medical colleges association to battle wrong perception on medical education. According to the report, the Association of American Medical Colleges task force urges medical schools and teaching hospitals to adopt a zero-tolerance approach on industry handouts that discredit the professionalism of physicians. The widespread public perception on industry payments, influencing therapeutic decisions are undermining the professionalism of the medical profession, according to Doctor David Korn, a chief scientific officer.


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