Americans Want to Know About Pharma Freebies, Poll Finds

Publication: The Boston Globe

Author: Elizabeth Cooney

06/20/2008 - Americans want to know whether their doctors are pocketing payments or accepting gifts from drug companies, but they don't necessarily want to come right out and ask them, a new poll finds.

More than half of the people responding to a national survey by the Boston-based Prescription Project thought it was important to know about their doctors’ relationships with drug companies, but only about a third said they would ask their own physicians about it. The Prescription Project is a conflict-of-interest watchdog group funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Read the full article Americans Want to Know About Pharma Freebies, Poll Finds on the Boston Globe's Web site.

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