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New curbs urged on doctor perks

Small gifts seen influential

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / January 25, 2006

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Physicians from leading medical schools, including Harvard, are calling for teaching hospitals to sharply limit the gifts and money they accept from pharmaceutical and medical device makers, saying even small gifts can influence doctors to use products that may not be the most effective and cheapest. (Full article: 1065 words)

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