Physician-industry relations. Part 1: individual physicians.

@article{Coyle2002PhysicianindustryRP,
  title={Physician-industry relations. Part 1: individual physicians.},
  author={Susan L Coyle},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={396-402}
}
This is part 1 of a 2-part paper on ethics and physician-industry relationships. Part 1 offers advice to individual physicians; part 2 gives recommendations to medical education providers and medical professional societies. Physicians and industry have a shared interest in advancing medical knowledge. Nonetheless, the primary ethic of the physician is to promote the patient's best interests, while the primary ethic of industry is to promote profitability. Although partnerships between… CONTINUE READING