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Pharmaceutical industry is main influence in GP prescribing

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:301
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    GPs rely heavily on information provided by the pharmaceutical industry and its representatives when they prescribe new drugs.

    They are more likely to rely on data provided by drug companies than on independent sources, the results of a new study have shown.

    “The significant first stage in the decision-making process is awareness of a new drug. The most important sources were the pharmaceutical industry, in …

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