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

Iain S Pratt, Clare L Hughes and Terry J Slevin
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (5): 293-295.
Published online: 1 March 2010

To the Editor: There is no doubt that the relationship between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry, described by Mitchell,1 is a complex one. Mitchell states that: “There are few, if any, analogies for the relationship between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry”.1 We contend that, as medical professionals are to the pharmaceutical industry, nutritional health professionals are to the food industry.

  • Iain S Pratt1,2
  • Clare L Hughes3
  • Terry J Slevin1,2

  • 1 Cancer Council Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Curtin University, Perth, WA.
  • 3 CHOICE, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: spratt@cancerwa.asn.au

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