Israeli doctors allowed to advertise

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1526

A longstanding law that bars Israeli doctors from advertising has been declared unenforceable and will be replaced in a joint effort by the health ministry and the Israel Medical Association (IMA). “We don't want to adopt the ‘anything goes' practices of the United States, but we have known for some time that the existing law here is unworkable,” said Professor Eran Dolev, chairman of an internal medicine department at Wolfson Hospital in Holon and head of the IMA's ethics committee.

In Israel, which has about 14000 working doctors for a population of 5.5 million (one of the …

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