Thursday, November 22, 2007

Drug firm help queried

From the London (Ont.) Free Press:
Medical training sponsored by drug companies is often skewed in favour of the company's own products, says a University of Western Ontario study reported on yesterday by the prestigious journal Nature.

Drug companies in Canada and the U.S. pour hundreds of millions into required courses for doctors, footing the bill for more than 60 per cent of continuing medical education training.

The courses are supposed to be objective, but a study by the head of Continuing Medical Education at the Schulich School of Medicine at UWO found that isn't always the case. ...more

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