This article puts forward the tensions occurring between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry and arising from their respective inherent interests and obligations as an important source of three-dimensional ethical dilemmas: the prescription of medicines, medical education, and research. The text being well grounded in the review of the authors' different sources, and personal stands and reflections, it starts from the premise that a good ethical relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and health professionals is both possible and necessary. This implies an endless analysis of its deriving risks and benefits, by proposing self-regulation as the most constructive choice action.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Persona y Bioética|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2007|