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Drug company sponsorship of education could be replaced at a fraction of its cost

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7400.1163 (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1163
  1. Ray Moynihan
  1. Washington, DC

    The head of the main medical education accrediting body in the United States says that many commercially sponsored educational events could be run at a fraction of their cost, without unnecessary extras such as expensive lunches and entertainment.


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    The chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Dr Murray Kopelow, said, “It's possible that a significant reduction in the amount spent on an educational event would not result in a significant loss in educational opportunity.”

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