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90 Percent Of Medical Professors Receive Contributions From Pharmaceutical Companies

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A recent survey conducted by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare found that 90 percent of medical school professors received contributions from pharmaceutical companies. The survey was conducted last August, in which 215 medical and medicine professors from 43 schools were randomly selected. Among the 91 professors who submitted answers, 91 percent of the medical professors and 44 percent of the medicinal professors received scholarships from pharmaceutical companies, with an average contribution of ¥600,000



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