Relationships with the drug industry: Keep at arm’s lengthBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b222 (Published 04 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b222
- Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine
- 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115
I believe there should be no relationship between the drug industry and either prescribers or patients. Drug companies are investor owned businesses with a responsibility to maximise profits for their shareholders. That is quite different from the mission of the medical profession, which is to provide the best …
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