Pens, mugs, clocks, notepads and other handouts

Brooks, Janet Rae
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses the program called the Clean Sweep Initiative which banned the medical care staff from accepting gifts from drug companies in Canada. The program aimed at cutting the relationships between physicians and the pharmaceutical and medical services industries which has been copied from SMDC Health System in the U.S. It is mentioned that various gifts such as pens, mugs, clocks, tote bags and notepads were collected from SMDC's four hospitals and 17 clinics in Minnesota & Wisconsin.


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