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Putin criticises drug companies for paying doctors to prescribe their drugs

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 16 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4200
  1. Lilia E Ziganshina
  1. 1Kazan, Russia

    Russia’s prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has criticised drug companies for allegedly paying health professionals to prescribe their products, a practice that he describes as “impossible to tolerate.”

    He made his remarks at a meeting of drug manufacturers in Zelenograd, at which companies discussed the industry’s development strategy up …

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