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Conflicts of interest: a review of institutional policy in Australian medical schools

Paul R Mason and Martin Tattersall
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (3): 156.
Published online: 1 August 2011

In reply: The medical community in Australia regulates itself through various non-binding codes and guidelines, but these have not been shown to reduce industry influence on doctors or medical students. In contrast, the existence of institutional policies can limit the influence of industry, resulting in medical students and doctors who are less influenced by industry marketing.1,2

  • Paul R Mason1
  • Martin Tattersall2

  • 1 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Central Clinical School, University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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