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Doctors behaving badly?

Martin H N Tattersall and Ian H Kerridge
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (11): 674-675.
Published online: 4 December 2006

In reply: We agree with Dietz that unbiased sources of information about new therapeutic options are increasing, and many are available electronically. Virtual Mentor, the American Medical Association’s ethics journal, has suggested reducing drug company influence on doctors’ prescribing by stopping companies paying for continuing medical education,1 and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is exposing this issue.

  • Martin H N Tattersall1
  • Ian H Kerridge2

  • 1 Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: kerridge@med.usyd.edu.au

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