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Docs take gifts from pharma firms, jailed

DC | TEENA THACKER
Published Aug 20, 2014, 11:09 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 10:58 am IST
Two doctors suspended who had received commissions from pharmaceutical companies
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NEW DELHI: Doctors accepting gifts or commissions from the pharmaceutical companies, beware. For the first time the Medical Council of India (MCI) has suspended two doctors after they were found to be accepting commissions from pharmaceutical companies. The code of ethics for doctors restricts them from accepting gifts from the companies. “While it was notified long back, this is for the first time that such a stringent action has been taken against the doctors,” said a health ministry  official. The MCI swung into action last week after the  ministry sent a strongly-worded letter to the MCI chairperson, demanding “immediate action” against three doctors who were reported to have been taking commissions from the pharma companies.

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