Scotland’s NHS needs a Sunshine Act to make pharma links transparent

The Guardian, 28 June 2016
Author: Peter Gordon
“A Sunshine Act makes it a statutory requirement for all payments from commercial interests made to healthcare workers and academics to be declared publicly. The metaphor is that sunshine brings full light. Both the US and France have introduced a Sunshine Act. There is much promotion of partnership working between industry and healthcare. Yet we must remember that these two partners have different aims, and it is the responsibility of healthcare workers to follow the ethical approaches central to their professions.”
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