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Patients expect transparency in doctors’ relationships with the pharmaceutical industry

Martin H N Tattersall and Aneta Dimoska
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (8): 459-461.

In reply: We thank Cole for her suggestions. We note the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Guidelines for ethical relationships between physicians and industry state: “Industry sponsorship to attend conferences ... should usually be restricted to those in which the professional anticipates active engagement ... and when attendance without support is not possible”.1

  • Martin H N Tattersall
  • Aneta Dimoska

  • University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: mtatt@med.usyd.edu.au

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