Conflicts of Interest, Conflicting Interests, and Interesting Conflicts, Part 3
Orlowski, James P.
Vinicky, Janicemarie K.
Edwards, Sue Shevlin
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1996 Summer; 7(2): 184-186.
This is the third and final part of a series of articles by the authors on conflicts of interest as they relate to medical practice and clinical ethics. This article deals with enticements and inducements by vendors to influence prescribing patterns. The particular case chosen involves the token gifts and free food given resident physicians by pharmaceutical firms' sales representatives as well as the more blatant expense-paid medical seminars offered practicing physicians. The take-home message is that gift-giving entails a subliminal expectation of reciprocity.
Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Conflict of Interest; Drug Industry; Drugs; Economics; Education; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Food; Gifts; Health; Health Care; Hospitals; Incentives; Industry; Institutional Policies; Internship and Residency; Organizations; Patient Care; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Regulation; Residency; Self Regulation;
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