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Drug reps banned from Scientific Sessions meeting

Posted on June 16, 2010 6:57 am under Personal Injury

The American Heart Association’s yearly Scientific Sessions, one of the most widely followed medical talk sessions in the world, will not be allowing pharmaceutical representatives to make educational presentations.

This decision comes after building worries about the over-treatment of Americans and the power of private medicine firms over decisions that doctors make on a day-to-day basis. One study illustrated that $1 spent on an educational presentation at a medical meeting could translate into $3.56 in return. In some cases, doctors are hired by pharmaceutical firms with the expectation of added credibility. It is suspected that these firms are then able to push their newest drugs under the guise of education.

Some physicians are worried that the lack of education presentations backed by the private sector will limit the attendees to only understanding one side of medical research. On the other hand, some doctors see the change as a necessary step to block some of the unnecessary medications being pushed by drug representatives.

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