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Spanish doctors warn others off their territory

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:575
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Spain's Organisation of Medical Colleges, which brings together most official medical colleges, has started a campaign to prevent pharmacists and, to a lesser extent opticians, from encroaching on doctors' work.

    With the slogan “Your doctor, as ever. His unique interest is yours,” the campaign was launched in Madrid by the health minister, Ms Celia Villalobos. The campaign is costing seven million pesetas (£27 000; $40 000), which will be spent on a million leaflets and over 200 000 posters, to be distributed to health centres nationwide. Leaflets will be handed to patients going to health centres, especially primary healthcare centres, …

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