Letters French drug reps

Say no to seeing sales reps

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d132 (Published 19 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d132
  1. Christophe Kopp, editor1
  1. 1Prescrire International, Paris, France
  1. ckopp{at}prescrire.org

Silversides claims that promotional information is better regulated in France than in Canada or the United States.1 She mentions the French code of practice for sales representatives of 2004, but in 2009 a report by the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé, HAS), which monitors the code, acknowledged that visits by sales representatives are not …

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