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Drug makers end free lunches

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:64
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. 1Florida

    The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) has revised its code of ethics for the first time in a decade. The new code bars gifts or money from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries that could influence doctors' choice of drugs or devices they prescribe for their patients.

    The 26 companies that belong to the federation, along with hundreds of other drug makers, will be bound by the revised 21-page code.

    Big pharmaceutical companies sponsor …

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