Minnesota health system bans pharmaceutical logos
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 18, 2008
As part of a new policy that experts say is one of the toughest in the nation blocking pharmaceutical companies from influencing doctors, Duluth, MN-based SMDC Health System has banned nearly every freebie with a drug company name on it. Abolishing all logos from their facilities marks the latest and most drastic in a series of steps many of Minnesota's top healthcare institutions have taken in recent years to limit the doctor-drug rep relationship.
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