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Receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal associated with increased prescription rate

June 23, 2016

Recent findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that receipt of a pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with increased prescription rates by physicians.

“Our findings support the importance of ongoing transparency efforts in the United States and Europe,” Colette DeJong, BA, of the Center for Healthcare Value at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Small payments and meals should continue to be monitored in the United States and should be incorporated into the European pharmaceutical industry’s recent transparency initiative, which requires drug companies to publicly report payments to physicians with the exception of food and drinks.”

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Receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal associated with increased prescription rate

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Recent findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that receipt of a pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with increased…

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