Doctors should be responsible for declaring All their Pharma Benefits received

Doctors like to think they’re above being influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, but the evidence suggests otherwise

Let's see a register of GPs' interests
“Doctors should be responsible for declaring all their own benefits received and conflicts of interest on a simple register” says Ben Goldacre

This week GlaxoSmithKline, one of the biggest drug companies in the world, said it would stop paying doctors to give lectures promoting their drugs. Some patients might be surprised to hear that their NHS doctor ever participated in such a practice, and that is one of the great merits of this announcement: it will help shine a light on a hidden corner of medicine. ”

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by Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, 18 Dec. 2013.

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