Doctors banned from drug company trip

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:370
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israel's health minister, Yehoshua Matza, has banned 200 public sector doctors from attending a conference in Turkey organised and paid for by Teva, Israel's leading pharmaceutical company.

    After consulting with his subordinates and the government's civil service commissioner, the minister ordered the unprecedented cancellation of the four day “junket” less than 24 hours before the …

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