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Drug Makers Openly Reward Indian Doctors For Prescriptions

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Indian drug makers openly offer rewards to physicians for prescribing their products, according to an examination of industry practices. Torrent Pharmaceutical of India held a contest for doctors and rewarded the top 100 prescribers at a public drawing and sponsored other doctors and their families to go to Istanbul during an international medical symposium. Torrent is not alone in rewarding high-prescribing doctors in India. Regulators in several other countries have banned the practice, but the Indian government relies on the drug industry to regulate itself and physicians to behave ethically. (Click here for more
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