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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Medical Students Exposure to Drug Industry Marketing

PLoS Medicine article "Medical Students' Exposure to and Attitudes about the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Systematic Review" delves into medical student exposure to the pharmaceutical industry during their schooling and how this affects their attitudes towards the drug industry's marketing practices. Finds "undergraduate medical education provides substantial contact with pharmaceutical marketing, and the extent of such contact is associated with positive attitudes about marketing and skepticism about negative implications of these interactions."

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