Daily Archives: 03/03/2013

Drug firms spent $19 million on gifts given to physicians, hospitals in Washington DC in 2011

  Washington: Drug companies spent nearly $84 million marketing pharmaceuticals in the District of Columbia in 2011, including an outlay of nearly $19 million for gifts given to physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, according to a report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). The report notes […]

Medical students, residents have frequent interactions with pharma companies: US survey

Washington: A first-of-its kind national survey of medical students and residents finds that despite recent efforts by medical schools and academic medical centres to restrict access of pharmaceutical sales representatives to medical trainees, medical students and residents still commonly receive meals, gifts, and industry-sponsored educational materials. Dr Aaron Kesselheim The study was completed by a […]