AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. August 2015, Volume 17, Number 8

Ethics Poll

Medicine in the Marketplace

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Most drug companies employ representatives who visit physicians to explain the company’s new drugs, leave samples, and put in a sales plug for those drugs. Which of the following best expresses your opinion about the “drug rep” practice?
In a single-payer system, a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Would you like to see a single-payer health care system in the US?
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