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May 24/31, 2000

Gifts to Physicians From the Pharmaceutical Industry

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(20):2655-2658. doi:10.1001/jama.283.20.2653

To the Editor: While reading Dr Wazana's1 article about pharmaceutical gifts, my first thought was that I was reading this in a journal I had received courtesy of the pharmaceutical companies who advertise in it. However, I was most disturbed by the implication that I could be bought and that I did not have the intelligence to decide for myself what was fact and what was a commercial.