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US junior doctors found to be ignorant of drug companies' tactics

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1032
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Although drug companies spend billions of dollars on marketing their products and have been successful in influencing doctors' prescribing decisions, a new study shows that only a small proportion of medical residency programmes in the United States teach doctors how to deal with such pressures (Academic Medicine 2004;79: 432-7).

    Dr Raquel Watkins, lead author of the study and assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical …

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