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TCMPiGifts to Physicians and Others: Lessons in Ethics

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For most of us, the ethical issue of gifts to physicians from members of the healthcare industry is a moot point. However, we can all appreciate and perhaps emulate the ethical guidelines set forth by the American Medical Association when it comes to avoiding even the appearance of a conflict of interest, whether we are giving or receiving a gift.

Way back in 1847, the American Medical Association set down some pretty strict guidelines regarding what it calls “gifts to physicians from industry.” Over the years the guidelines have been updated and upheld a number of times in order to keep pace with changing social standards and expectations regarding transparency and influence associated with gifts to doctors. Continued…

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TCMPiWould You Even Consider Giving Gifts Like These?

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A collection of gifts you would probably never give – but someone did.

We all have our personal preferences when it comes to gift giving and gift getting. Even faceless corporations generally have some guidelines as to what’s an appropriate gift both from brand image and financial perspectives. But sometimes things go awry. Continued…

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