Pressure mounts to strip industry funding from continuing medical education programs

O'Connell, Connie
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE775
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the financial support given by the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. for the continuing medical education (CME) program. It states that the industry spends 856 million dollars to finance courses that doctors require to maintain their medical licenses. It says that the U.S. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) is the body responsible to hold the CME courses. It adds that the drug companies' support helps doctors learn the treatment advancements.


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