Lavish trips laid on by drugs firms to ‘sway’ NHS staff

This article in The Telegraph, 22 July 2015, explores how “health service officials earn thousands organising and attending extravagant events where companies promote their products.

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There have been concerns for a number of years. In 2013, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry claimed that both NHS and private staff were paid £40 million for consultancies and sponsorships and other interactions with drug businesses.”

Does this only happen in the UK?

Read the article at:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11755884/Lavish-trips-laid-on-by-drugs-firms-to-sway-NHS-staff.html

 

Of course if a product such as compounded bioidentical hormones cannot be patented, it will not be included in such marketing drives and of course it does not make money for drug companies . . .

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