Industry association suspends drug company for entertaining doctorsBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7538.381-a (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:381
- Michael Day
One of the world's biggest drug companies has been suspended from its UK trade organisation after two of its employees went with a doctor to a lap dancing club and for providing other extensive hospitality.
Abbott Laboratories has admitted providing senior hospital consultants with tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament and trips to greyhound racing. As a result the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has decided to suspend the company's membership for a minimum of six months—the severest penalty handed out by the organisation in 10 years.
In its ruling on 10 …