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November 12, 2003

Psychological Aspects of Gifts From Drug Companies—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(18):2404-2405. doi:10.1001/jama.290.18.2404-a

To the Editor: In their social science perspective on biases in the practice of accepting gifts from drug companies, Mr Dana and Dr Loewenstein1 understated their case by focusing narrowly on self-interest bias. They overlooked a large body of literature that suggests gifts may influence physician behavior in more ways than they suggested.2

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