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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2005, Volume : 27, Issue : 1
First page : ( 40) Last page : ( 42)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973.

Unethical relationship between doctors and drugs companies

Dr. Bansal R.K., Assistant Professor, Dr. Das Sanjoy, Associate Professor

Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun

Abstract

Medicine is a noble profession. The primary aim of medical profession is to render service to humanity. Financial gain is a subordinate consideration.[1] But it has been observed globally that medical practitioners in conjunction with pharmaceutical companies are prescribing and thereby promoting unnecessary drugs just for the sake of monetary gains. This article reviews the salient aspects of the relationship between doctors and drugs companies and its future consequences.

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Keywords

Medical Ethics, Drug companies, Prescription, MCI, RMP.

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