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AMA Discourages Physician Sale Of "Health-Related Products"

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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American Medical Association voluntary guidelines adopted at the group's annual meeting in Chicago June 20-24 discourage physician in-office sale of "health-related products." The practice "presents a financial conflict of interest, risks placing undue pressure on the patient, and threatens to erode patient trust and the primary obligation of physicians to serve the interests of their patients before their own," an AMA report states.
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