AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2003, Volume 5, Number 7.

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July 2003 Contents

Medicine and Industry

Ethics Poll

Would you consent to a pharmaceutical representative being present during a doctor's visit?

  • Always - 0%
  • Sometimes - 17%
  • Never - 83%

From the Editor

Match Made of Necessity
Audiey Kao
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Drug Company Sponsorship of Clinical Conferences
Commentary by Robert Goodman and Ashley Wazana
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Clinician and Researcher
Commentary by Timothy F. Murphy and Matthew Wynia
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Journal Discussion

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research
Jeremy Spevick
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Medical Education

Commercial Support for Continuing Medical Education
VM interview with Murray Kopelow
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Clinical Pearl

Treating Hypertension
Audiey Kao
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Is it Legal for a Physician to Receive Payment for Prescribing a Drug?
Kristin A. Sorenson
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Policy Forum

Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Greg E. Manship
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The PhRMA Code: A New Roadmap for Industry-Physician Interactions
Michael Scott Labson
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Medicine and Society

Setting Biomedical Research Priorities in the 21st Century
David B. Resnick
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The Living Code

The Code on Physicians' Relationship with Industry
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Op-Ed and Correspondence


Safeguarding the Quality of Clinical Research
Joel Lexchin
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History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Audiey C. Kao
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Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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