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Drug marketing practices come under scrutiny

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:10
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to several drug makers, including Johnson and Johnson, Wyeth, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, as part of an investigation from Boston, Massachusetts, into a pattern of financial incentives that the major drug makers have used to persuade doctors to favour their drugs.

    The action comes after a number of doctors revealed the ploys allegedly adopted by the various …

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