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Publication type: Journal Article

Ellis O
Senior pharmaceutical figure calls on industry to improve its image
BMJ 2010 Nov 24; 341:


The former medical director of the drug company Wyeth UK has called on the industry to improve its reputation among doctors and to get more involved in training them.

David Gillen, who is now head of international medical affairs at Gilead Sciences, told the annual symposium last week of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK that academia, the NHS, and the drug industry should collaborate more.

“Trust needs to happen again,” he said. “Fundamentally most of us in this room represent industry, and fundamentally most of us …


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