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 bec
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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.
Ian R Gough, President
Ian Dickinson, Vice President
Guy Maddern, Chair, Professional Development and Standards Board
Michael Grigg, Chair, Professional Standards Committee
David J Hillis, Chief Executive Officer
Mitchell PB. Winds of change: growing demands for transparency in the relationship between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 273-275.
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