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Publication type: Journal Article

Hafeez A, Mirza Z.
Responses from pharmaceutical companies to doctors' requests for more drug information in Pakistan: postal survey.
BMJ 1999 Aug 28; 319:(7209):547
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/319/7209/547


Abstract:

Providing information on drugs is not a priority for companies in Pakistan. If they respond at all the information is rarely appropriate.

Keywords:
*analytic survey/Pakistan/developing countries/quality of information/ information from companies/ domestic companies/ research-based manufacturers/ specialists/ primary care doctors/INFORMATION FROM INDUSTRY: DOCTORS Drug Industry/standards* Drug Information Services/standards* Humans Interprofessional Relations* Pakistan Postal Service Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

 

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