Survey of Medical Schools Is Critical of Perks

Publication: The New York Times

Author: Gardiner Harris


06/03/2008 - Most medical schools in the United States fail to police adequately the money, gifts and free drug samples that pharmaceutical companies routinely shower on doctors and trainees, according to a ranking by the American Medical Student Association.

Only 7 of the 150 medical schools included in the rankings received a grade of A while 14 were given a B. Sixty got a failing grade, and the student association found that 28 schools, or nearly one in five, were in the midst of revising their conflict-of-interest policies.

Read the full article Survey of Medical Schools Is Critical of Perks on the New York Times' Web site.

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