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August 19, 2009

Industry Support and Professional Medical Associations

JAMA. 2009;302(7):737-739. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1191

To the Editor: In their Special Communication, Dr Rothman and colleagues1 noted that “extensive literature has documented the influence of gifts on individual physicians.” To my knowledge, there is no similar evidence showing that commercial support of continuing medical education (CME) has the same influence, either on physicians or on their professional medical associations (PMAs).

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