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Doctors Fighting for Gifts from Pharma Companies

In many countries, prescription drug advertising is banned, but pharma companies can still give little gifts to doctors. Now a Spanish blog covers, as reported by Advertising in Health, a lot of gadgets and gifts which sometimes are quite weird or have no functionality.

And if you think doctors are fed up with these, just take a look at the two videos below. The first one becomes interesting at 0:35.

For more information on prescription drug advertising, see the website of the Food and Drug Administration and also EthicAd.org.

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  1. Anonymous #

    The second video looks just any other trade show or expo for any discipline. One gathers office supplies so as to have them when needed, and to bring back for colleagues who could not get away to said expo. The first one is partly the swag-gathering, and partly possibly a way of having canes to provide to patients who need them but who could not otherwise afford them (same thing goes on with manufacturers’ samples of drugs).

    January 11, 2010
  2. LOL Thats pretty funny ,

    Ryan, Editor, Hospital.com

    January 12, 2010
  3. These video looks very funny.Once I experienced a situation same as like the video.I dont know why they are fighting for the gifts. I think the doctors getting more than enough gifts from the medical representatives and pharma companies.

    January 21, 2010

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