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Educating the consumer

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:889
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    How strange that some people still object to how prominent doctors, excellent pharmaceutical companies, and prestigious hospitals educate the public on radio and television. After all, more than 25 years have passed since the US Supreme Court refused (in its Goldfarb decision) to distinguish between so called learned professions and other trades, followed by the Federal Trade Commission's ruling that the American Medical Association violated antitrust laws by banning advertising …

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