The Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, representing 1,300 doctors around the state, announced last week that it would no longer accept financial support from the pharmaceutical industry, swearing off unrestricted grants for continuing education seminars, sponsorship of events or advertisements in its publications. But individual members can still see pharmaceutical reps at their discretion.
“This is about taking the institutional view that as a professional medical society, we are committed to decision-making that is based on scientific evidence,” said Kerry Gonzales, the group’s executive director. “We want to avoid even the perception of influence or impropriety.”
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