“The traditional independence of physicians and the welfare of the public are being threatened by the new vogue among drug manufacturers to promote their products by assuming an aggressive role in the ‘education’ of doctors.”1 Although written nearly half a century ago, this comment is worth considering today, especially as it pertains to continuing medical education (CME).
Lichter PR. Continuing Medical Education, Physicians, and PavlovCan We Change What Happens When Industry Rings the Bell?. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(11):1593-1597. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.11.1593