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Advertising in Medical Journals: Should Current Practices Change?

  • Adriane Fugh-Berman mail,

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  • Karen Alladin,
  • Jarva Chow
  • Published: May 02, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030130

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Physicians and luxury goods

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:54 GMT

Author: Alex May
Position: NIBHI Research Fellow
Institution: University of Manchester
Submitted Date: May 12, 2006
Published Date: May 25, 2006
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

The recommendations here are clear and appropriate: medical journals should not accept advertisements from drug companies; instead, they should accept them for luxury goods.

So, despite the much-heralded medicine-basic research convergence, there is still a gulf between physicians and scientists (like me) - being able to afford luxury goods.

No competing interests declared.