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No More GP Gifts?

02 Feb 09

A new report reviewing the relationship between GPs and the drug companies has been produced by the Royal College of Physicians. In it, they call for an end to the "gift culture" between the companies and doctors. There are already strict ABPI guidelines in place regarding the value and format of these gifts, with the aim of ensuring that doctors are not influenced by any gift or promotional incentive.

According to the BBC, a GP, Dr Carol Cooper, responded by saying "Doctors are busy professionals and we're also quite well educated and I don't think our judgment is likely to be swayed by being given a pen, a pad, a post-it note or a calendar with someone's name on it."

The full report is published on Wednesday.

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