Sunday, September 16, 2007

Banning Pharmaceutical Representatives

It was encouraging to learn that the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), started prohibiting its physicians from accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies. HUP
joined a growing list of academic programs like Yale and Stanford as well as the integrated healthcare organization Kaiser Permanente in establishing such a policy. With these types of programs in place, patients can feel much more confident that the medications their doctors prescribed are the most appropriate for their needs.

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