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Winds of change: growing demands for transparency in the relationship between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry

Ian R Gough, Ian Dickinson, Guy Maddern, Michael Grigg and David J Hillis
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (5): 293-295.

To the Editor: Mitchell raises issues that strongly reflect on the professional standing of the medical profession.1 His particular focus is on the pharmaceutical industry, and on much needed changes as highlighted by Medicines Australia.2 Similar concerns exist in the medical technology industry where the transparency of relationships is becoming increasingly important.

  • Ian R Gough
  • Ian Dickinson
  • Guy Maddern
  • Michael Grigg
  • David J Hillis

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: david.hillis@surgeons.org

Competing interests:

Michael Grigg represented the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons at the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) Conference in Sydney in 2008 and the MTAA paid his airfare to attend.

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