Medical education and economies of influence

This reply to Dr McCartney’s recent editorial “Forever indebted to pharma – doctors must take control of our own education” was published yesterday in the BMJ rapid-responses. I felt it worth re-posting here on Hole Ousia. The author is Mark H Wilson, Bio-ethicist, Ontario, Canada:

Medical education and economies of influence

If anybody is inclined to think that this is “all in the past” it is worth looking at this up-to-date collection of invitations to pharma-sponsored medical education in the UK.

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