Doctors overdosing on industry kickbacks

If Canadian family physicians hope to maintain the trust of our patients, we must reject sales pitches thinly veiled as education at our premier conference.

From Nov. 14 to 17, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) will host its annual meeting, the Family Medicine Forum, in Toronto. I have been a family physician for 12 years, but have only attended the largest conference of its kind in Canada twice. Each time I have gone, I have been turned off by the health products industry’s influence on the meeting.

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