Who’s paying for lunch? Here’s exactly how drug companies wine and dine our doctors

Alice Fabbri, Lisa Bero, Ray N Moynihan

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Abstract

In June 2015, 24 Australian cancer specialists flew to Chicago to attend a five-day conference. Drug giant Amgen funded the trip, including registration, transfers and wining and dining. It cost almost A$270,000.

In December 2013, in a teaching hospital in New South Wales, 11 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians attended a 45-minute presentation by a pharmaceutical representative from a company called Menarini. The presentation was accompanied by a lunch that included sandwiches, wraps, sushi and fruit juice. Lunch cost A$200.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017

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