bye bye candy man?

Excerpted from today’s Hartford Courant:
UConn Prescription: No Freebies
Doctors, Medical Students Urge Committee To Ban Gifts From Drug Companies
By William Hathaway
Courant Staff Writer

The University of Connecticut Health Center is debating whether to become a no-pizza zone for pharmaceutical sales reps.

Spurred by a national student-led campaign to ban drug company freebies, Health Center officials Wednesday updated doctors and medical students on a committee’s work to create uniform policies on accepting gifts, fees and educational reimbursement from drug company marketers.

Students and some doctors who crammed into a small meeting room at the Farmington campus, in turn, urged officials to completely ban such gifts.

Medical schools such as Stanford, Yale, University of California-Davis, and Michigan have already adopted such bans, Fleg said.

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