Thursday, July 05, 2007

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and gifts from indusry

From the article:
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has drafted a get-tough policy that would prohibit its physicians and other employees from accepting almost all freebies -- from sample medications to pens and notepads -- from drug and medical device companies.

Industry influence can result in "unacceptable conflicts of interest," the draft says, adding that financial support or gifts, even in modest amounts, "can exert a subtle but measurable impact on recipients' behavior."
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