Practical Reviews

Pharma-Sponsored Meals Linked to Higher Prescribing Rates of Promoted Rx

Background: There has been much more scrutiny paid to the practice of physicians receiving gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. Despite the criticism, industry-sponsored meals during which medications are described and promoted continue to be a common occurrence, with proponents often arguing that such events do not result in excessive prescribing of brand-name medications. Objective: To examine the association between prescribing brand-name medications and partaking in industry more...
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