Friday, December 21, 2012

Doctors, one-upmanship and medical ethics

Some doctors do their best to be No 1 , as a matter of professional prestige. However, sometimes they carry this to ridiculous extremes, in their desire for their 15 minutes of media fame !

What's even worse is that they are blatantly flouting the Code of Medical Ethics as laid down by the Medical Council of India. Regulation 6.8.1 (h)  ( amended in 2009) states - " A medical practitioner shall not endorse any drug or product of the industry publicly ! Any study conducted on the efficacy or otherwise of such products shall be presented to and through appropriate scientific bodies or published in appropriate scientific journals in a proper way."
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