Lib Dems call for end to drug firm gifts to doctors

A report calling on drug industry representatives to stop giving gifts to doctors has been backed by the Liberal Democrats.

Norman Lamb
Norman Lamb

Liberal Democrat shadow health secretary Norman Lamb said: ‘There is a risk that the culture of massive expenditure on gifts from the pharmaceutical industry could distort purchasing practises in the NHS.

 

‘The NHS, not drugs companies, should be funding the training that doctors need.

 

‘It is highly significant that the Royal College of Physicians is publishing this report, and it is imperative that the government takes immediate action on this.'

 

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