Sunday, June 11, 2006

CME - strong words, beautifully written

"Several years ago, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, a rural medical college in Sevagram, Maharashtra, India, decided to refuse drug industry support for any conferences, seminars or workshops, thus becoming “the first medical institute in the country to keep [the] drug industry away from medical education” [11]. Surely, if a rural medical college in India can afford to scorn the bribes of Pharma, one medical school in the US could show the same leadership?"

From: here :“This may sting a bit”: cutting CME’s ties to pharma, by Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, and Sharon Batt, MA

Dr Fugh-Berman came to Insider's attention some time ago. The issue was one of ghostwriting and Big Pharma. She was brave enough to blow the whistle on a flagrant case.

The "local heroines" just keep on coming!

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