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Can the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry work ethically for better health care?

Arun Bal

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.007


The Indian pharmaceutical industry is a leading sector of the economy, with drug companies well-represented among the blue chip shares on the stock market. Drugs are also an integral part of medical therapy. However, in my experience as a practising doctor and a health activist, I believe that our most important health concerns are not because of the industry but because of a skewed health policy.

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