CME in the News and on the Blogs – November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

NOTE: This story isn’t directly related to CME but addresses a topic on all of our agendas.

Doctor-industry Relations Down, but Still Strong
DOTmed NewsNovember 08, 2010

“Increasing media scrutiny, congressional investigations and a down economy have taken their toll on doctor-industry relationships, but they remain strong, according to the results of a new survey

A report published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine said the number of doctors receiving drug samples, food and drinks, paid trips for meetings or continuing medical education events, speaking fees and other forms of compensation dropped 12 percent between 2004 and 2009. Nonetheless, nearly 84 percent of doctors admitted some kind of physician-industry relationship, or PIR…………”

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