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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 10563

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Publication type: Journal Article

Millard WB.
Docking the tail that wags the dog: banning drug reps from academic medical facilities.
Ann Emerg Med 2007 Jun; 49:(6):785-91
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=PubMed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17536244&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum


Abstract:

Last September, Stanford School of Medicine decided its personnel could get along without any more free pens, pizzas, and perks. A task force at Stanford added the school to a small, expanding, and increasingly influential list, alongside Yale, the Universities of Pennsylvania and Michigan, and the University of California at Davis, all of whom have enacted policies regulating the activities of industry reps in academic and clinical facilities…

Keywords:
Publication Types: News MeSH Terms: Academic Medical Centers/ethics* Academic Medical Centers/organization & administration Conflict of Interest* Drug Industry* Humans Organizational Policy Physician's Practice Patterns/ethics* United States

 

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