Abbott suspends Indian physician ‘brand reminder’ plan amid growing industry scrutiny
This article was originally published in Scrip
Abbott's decision to review the provision of free gifts to physicians in India has raised speculation that the company may be acting out of caution against a backdrop of growing scrutiny in the country and internationally against such inducements, which experts suggest more firms may be less inclined to pursue in future.
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