Doctors, drug companies and medical ethics: A Sri Lankan perspective

G N Malavige

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.012


Abstract

Pharmaceutical companies and doctors have an interdependent relationship throughout the world. This relationship is even stronger in developing countries such as Sri Lanka, and may lead to adverse outcomes especially for the consumer. Not only do drug companies play a vital role in sponsoring continued professional development (CPD) programmes, they are also at times ‘nice enough’ to grant personal favours to their ‘best prescribers’.

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