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UK needs database of payments from industry to doctors, conference hears

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6197 (Published 13 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6197
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Doctors in the United Kingdom should be obliged to adhere to a code of conduct on relationships with industry and to declare their interactions with drug and medical device companies on a publicly accessible searchable database maintained by the profession, a joint meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and The BMJ has concluded.

At an all day meeting on 9 October delegates resolved to convene a working group to draft a code of conduct governing interactions with industry. The aim is to publish it for consultation by the end of March 2015 and produce a final version …

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