Doctor training aided by drug industry cash

New York Times, February 23, 2010
More than half of the U.S. medical residency programs to train doctors in internal medicine accepted financial support from the drug industry, even though three-fourths of the programs' directors said accepting the aid was "not desirable," a survey found. The survey, conducted in 2006 and 2007, found that drug companies paid for educational materials like pocket guides in 83% of the programs that accepted support, meals in 90%, office supplies in 68% and drug samples in 57%.

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