Ban urged on gifts at medical schools

Ban urged on gifts at medical schools

There are 3 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Ban urged on gifts at medical schools. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Drug and medical device companies should be barred from offering free food, gifts, travel and ghostwriting services to doctors, staff members and students in all 129 of the nation's medical colleges, an ...

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Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#1 Apr 28, 2008
I hope the folks urging this ban have carefully studied the implications of upsetting the status quo.

Drug companies do this for a reason, and I doubt it's malicious. It helps them somehow.

Maybe helps them to be profitable so they can develop the next wonder drug.
Ahau Kin

Maumelle, AR

#2 Apr 28, 2008
But of course few will be able to afford the next wonder drug, I suppose.....
Voice of Reality

Strongsville, OH

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Ahau Kin wrote:
I hope the folks urging this ban have carefully studied the implications of upsetting the status quo.
Drug companies do this for a reason, and I doubt it's malicious. It helps them somehow.
Maybe helps them to be profitable so they can develop the next wonder drug.
"It helps them somehow"? Somehow? Are you serious?

It helps them maintain and grow market share. It helps them maintain and grow profit margins. It helps them maintain and grow profitability. It helps them maintain and grow exorbitant pricing structures.

"Upset the status quo"?

Which pharmaceutical do you work for?

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