Drug Reps Off Campus! Promoting Professional Purity by Suppressing Commercial Speech
Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2009
© 2009 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 431–443, Fall 2009
How to Cite
Stell, L. K. (2009), Drug Reps Off Campus! Promoting Professional Purity by Suppressing Commercial Speech. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 37: 431–443. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2009.00404.x
- Issue online: 28 AUG 2009
- Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2009
In the name of restoring professionalism, an influential group of physician-educators have urged academic medical centers to take the lead in purging the house of medicine of the conflicts of interest created by industry's marketing. I argue that this revivalist movement is misguided, uses “conflict of interest” as an epithet, creates counter-productive incentives, and fails the duty to prepare physicians for ethical engagement with their commercial partners in patient care.