No more free lunches: Doctors and journals in the South cut off drug companies at their peril

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.341-b (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:341
  1. Joseph Ana, managing editor (info@bmjwa.com)
  1. BMJ West Africa, Luton LU2 7AE

    EDITOR—Abbasi and Smith raise major ethical issues in their editorial.1 However, the widening gap between the North and the South globally is most glaring in healthcare delivery, training, and information dissemination.

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    In already rich countries drug companies compete to spend money on doctors and other prescribers, whereas in Africa and most of …

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