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GPs warned on accepting hospitality from drug companies

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:194
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Dutch GPs could face prosecution if they accept substantial hospitality during further education courses sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. The National Association of GPs (LHV) has warned that both participants and organisers of such courses must adhere strictly to the drug marketing code.

    The warning comes amid attempts by the Health Inspectorate, which supervises public health and the provision of health care, to sharpen government supervision of drug marketing. In a test case scheduled to be heard next Tuesday, Merck, …

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