On the take?

In 2005 Jerome Kassirer published a book called "On the take", denouncing the serious compromising of medical ethics by monied interests. One of the strategies he denounces on the book is the acquisition of companies that provide materials for continued medical education (CME) by pharmaceutical industries, an obvious conflict of interest and a threat for the independent information about medical treatments, even to practitioners.

Given that, how to explain this? Shame on them.


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