Doctors are divided: how much to reveal about the Gifts they get from BigPharma

Why report the big consultancies but not the croissants?

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The Global Mail Stories about Drug Money. Image via Zoltán Horlik.

” Doctors and other health professionals who accept lucrative consultancy fees, speaking fees, travel, accommodation and meals, royalties, shares and other major benefits from drug companies are to be publicly named.

But the recommendations of the Transparency Working Group (TWG) reluctantly set up by Australia’s peak pharmaceutical industry body, Medicines Australia, have left open the prospect of the pharmaceutical industry continuing to exert influence on health professionals in other ways. ” –   Continue reading:

Doctor, How Much Does Transparency Cost?
by Mike Seccombe, The Global Mail, 12 June 2013

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