Ban on Gifts for Medical Students

If this trend continues, it promises to be good news:

Drug and medical device companies should be banned from offering free food, gifts, travel and ghost-writing services to doctors, staff and students in all 129 of the nation’s medical colleges, an influential college association has concluded….

Drug companies spend billions of dollars wooing doctors — more than they spend on research or consumer advertising. Medical schools, packed with prominent professors and impressionable trainees, are particularly attractive marketing targets.

Check out the New York Times article here.

Kalea Chapman, Psy.D.

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