Understanding Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions

Cambridge University Press (2007)

Abstract
Physician-pharmaceutical industry interactions continue to generate heated debate in academic and public domains, both in the United States and abroad. Despite this, recent research suggests that physicians and physicians-in-training remain ignorant of the core issues and are ill-prepared to understand pharmaceutical industry promotion. There is a vast medical literature on this topic, but no single, concise resource. This book aims to fill that gap by providing a resource that explains the essential elements of this subject. The text makes the reader more aware of the key ethical issues and allows the reader to be a more savvy interpreter of industry promotion, have a heightened awareness of the public and medical legal consequences of some physician-pharmaceutical industry interactions, and be better equipped to handle real-life encounters with industry
Keywords Physicians Professional ethics  Pharmaceutical industry Moral and ethical aspects  Drugs Marketing  Advertising Drugs  Physicians ethics  Advertising  Drug Industry ethics  Gift Giving ethics
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Call number R727.5.J35 2007
ISBN(s) 9780521868648   0521688663   9780521688666
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