Study: Doctors don't always get information on drug risks

04/11/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Drug company sales reps who met with primary care physicians in the U.S. and Canada talked about potential adverse events in 29% of visits, contraindications in 20% of visits and drug interactions in 3% of meetings, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. University of British Columbia researchers said unless there is more regulatory oversight, limiting interactions between physicians and sales representatives may be the best way to ensure doctors have the proper information to make prescribing decisions.

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