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US medical schools should say no to pharma support

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1035
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

A report from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests that all 129 member medical schools should prohibit pharmaceutical and devices manufacturers from providing gifts, food, and travel to doctors, faculty members, and students. The report will be considered at the association’s meeting in June.

The association set up a task force to examine industry funding and to guide the association, medical schools, and teaching hospitals in …

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