U. of Minnesota Medical School considers gift-ban policy

10/20/2008 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

The University of Minnesota Medical School is working on a policy that would prohibit doctors from accepting personal gifts from drug firms and medical-device makers to address conflict-of-interest issues. Industry funding for continuing-education programs for physicians would be discontinued under the proposed rules. Medical-technology firms, however, contended that doctors help them ensure the safety and efficacy of their products.

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