Empirical uncertainty and moral contest: a qualitative analysis of the relationship between medical specialists and the pharmaceutical industry in Australia.

@article{Doran2006EmpiricalUA,
  title={Empirical uncertainty and moral contest: a qualitative analysis of the relationship between medical specialists and the pharmaceutical industry in Australia.},
  author={Evan Doran and Ian B Kerridge and Patricia McNeill and David Henry},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1510-9}
}
Alliances between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have become increasingly widespread in recent years. While there are clearly benefits for doctors and their patients derived from the medical profession working with industry, concern has arisen that the commercial imperative of industry may conflict with physicians' independence and professional integrity. This paper reports the findings of an in-depth interview study with 50 Australian medical specialists undertaken to… CONTINUE READING

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