Letters India’s “health camps”

Author’s response to Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India’s reply to his article

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i239 (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i239
  1. Frederik Joelving, journalist1
  1. 1Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. fcjoelving{at}gmail.com

Thank you for your Response to my recent article on India’s health camps.1 2 I will answer your points below.

You say that drug companies do not control how the health camps are conducted. Nonetheless, pharmaceutical sales representatives, and in some cases technicians, carry out tests at the camps in direct contact with patients. I have witnessed this myself several times, as I note in the …

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