Ethical Issues in Health

Ethical Issues in Health. Articles About Legal and Ethical Issues in Health. Many of the ethical issues are concerned with health care providers and drug companies.

How Drug Reps Make Friends and Influence Doctors

This article, which grew out of conversations between a former drug rep and a physician who researches pharmaceutical marketing, reveals the strategies used by reps to manipulate physician prescribing. The authors of the article are Adriane Fugh-Berman, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, […]

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Neurontin Used for Pain: Doctors Influenced by Drug Reps

Neurontin was approved for the treatment of partial seizures in epilepsy but was increasingly used for pain management due to doctors being illegally influenced by a drug company. Drug company representatives frequently promoted non-approved uses of the drug gabapentin (Neurontin) to doctors and these visits often resulted in doctors planning to increase their use of gabapentin (Neurontin). In the […]

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