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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 1782

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Publication type: Journal Article

Breen KJ.
The medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry: when will we open our eyes?
Med J Aust 2004 Apr 19; 180:(8):409-10


There is evidence that drug-marketing techniques affect doctors’ prescribing practices. This has ethical implications for doctors, as it affects the trust required in the doctor-patient relationship. Doctors need to recognise they are affected by drug marketing, and take steps to maintain their independence from the pharmaceutical industry.

Attitude of Health Personnel Conflict of Interest* Drug Industry/economics Drug Industry/ethics* Ethics, Medical Humans Marketing/ethics Marketing/methods Physician's Practice Patterns/ethics*


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