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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 5164

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Publication type: Journal Article

Lexchin J.
Physicians and drug companies interact.
Can Fam Physician 1993 Sep 01; 39:1881-2


A partial review of the literature shows that general practitioners accept a variety of information of interactions with the pharmaceutical industry and the result of these interactions is often less appropriate prescribing.

*letter to the editor/*nonsystematic review/Canada/ quality of information/ sponsored symposia & conferences/ sales representatives/ quality of prescribing/ primary care doctors/attitude toward promotion/ATTITUDES REGARDING PROMOTION: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS/ETHICAL ISSUES IN PROMOTION: GIFT GIVING/EVALUATION OF PROMOTION: DETAILING/EVALUATION OF PROMOTION: GENERAL QUALITY OF INFORMATION/INFLUENCE OF PROMOTION: PRESCRIBING, DRUG USE/PROMOTION AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION: DOCTORS


Reply to: Tony Dixon, Canadian Family Physician 1993;39:1298-1300.
Reply from: Tony Dixon, Canadian Family Physician 1993;39:1882.


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