A blog about the intersection of medicine and business, produced by the members of the Medical Consumerism seminar at the University of Minnesota.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
New doctor code curbs industry sway and swag
"No more letting industry help pay for developing medical guidelines. Restrictions on consulting deals. And no more pens with drug company names or other swag at conferences. These are part of a new ethics code that dozens of leading medical groups announced Wednesday, aimed at limiting the influence that drug and device makers have over patient care." MSNBC reports here.