Promotion of Pharmaceutical Industry and its Influence on Public Health

Room: 10428.08.2010, Sat 10.30 - 12.00Organizer: Dr. Joachim Both, BerlinSpeakers: Dr. Joachim Both, Prof. Dr. Mueller-Oerlinghausen, Berlin

Moderator: Kirsten Schubert

More than 90% of all German medical doctors get their knowledge about new medicaments and therapy guidelines by a closed industrial network: pharmaceutical sales representatives, vocational training, medical journals and professional associations. Therefore a deeper understanding and responding to promotion seems to be essential for all doctors in order to get a better professional practice and patient trust. PSR - Physicians for social responsibility, ask what better proof can be found than to obey primary interests - i.e. those of patients - instead losing oneself in secondary interests of big companies.