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Australia has no public register of gift or other relationships between practitioners and drug companies. Australia has no public register of gift or other relationships between practitioners and drug companies. Aidan Jones

You call it love, I call it payola: untangling pharma’s close ties with doctors

If it involved the record industry we’d call it payola: undisclosed kickbacks to radio station executives, owners and disk jockeys to boost broadcasts and thus record sales. In the pharmaceutical industry…
The circumstances surrounding EB Private Equity’s takeover bid for David Jones were highly unusual. The circumstances surrounding EB Private Equity’s takeover bid for David Jones were highly unusual. AAP

DJs takeover farce highlights issues surrounding continuous disclosure

It’s been an extraordinary week for upmarket retailer David Jones. Last Friday, the company announced that it had received a $1.65 billion takeover bid from UK firm EB Private Equity, and its shares rose…
The obligation to tell patients about medical mistakes is clear but we don’t know whether it’s complied with. The obligation to tell patients about medical mistakes is clear but we don’t know whether it’s complied with. hang_in_there/Flickr

Open disclosure: why doctors should be honest about errors

TRANSPARENCY AND MEDICINE – A series examining issues from ethics to the evidence in evidence-based medicine, the influence of medical journals to the role of Big Pharma in our present and future health…

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