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Trust: No longer just a physician and Big Pharma problem

Trust has been a big topic on this blog of late and for good reason. The pharmaceutical community has a growing divide between physicians and drug companies and unless it’s addressed, a cataclysmic  event could be on the horizon. But according to a report in the Washington Post, there is an even bigger trust issue growing between patients and physicians.

The Post reported that 68 percent of respondents to a Pew Prescription Project survey  supported legislation that would require public disclosure of financial relationships between physicians and industry. In fact, 78 percent believed that accepting gifts from the pharmaceutical industry influences their doctors’ prescribing habits, but only 34 percent said they would be likely to ask their doctors about potentially troubling financial ties.

So what’s the solution? Transparency? Conversation? Regulation? Find out what the Washington Post recommends here.


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