Doctors seek drug ‘education’ ban

Original article by Harriet Alexander
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 9 : 10-Oct-14

The No Advertising Please group has been set up by Queensland general practitioner (GP) Justin Coleman. Its aim is to persuade doctors to place a moratorium for 12 months on so-called educational visits by sales representatives of major pharmaceutical companies. In the six months to March 2014 the industry invested $A37m-plus in such promotions, and research shows that GPs are more likely to prescribe drugs being marketed at the events. The 2014 congress of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in Adelaide on 11 October will be the launch venue for the No Advertising Please campaign

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