What information do physicians receive from pharmaceutical representatives?

  title={What information do physicians receive from pharmaceutical representatives?},
  author={Joel Lexchin},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  • Joel Lexchin
  • Published 1997 in
    Canadian family physician Medecin de famille…
OBJECTIVE To assess the information pharmaceutical sales representatives provide to physicians. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search from January 1966 to May 1996 was done using combinations of the terms pharmaceutical industry, drug information services, drug utilization, physician's practice patterns and prescriptions, and drugs. Studies identified from this search were supplemented by material from my personal library. STUDY SELECTION Studies had to be conducted in industrialized countries… CONTINUE READING

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