n South African Medical Journal - Who will guard the guards? Medical leadership and conflict of interest in South African healthcare : editorial
|Article Title||Who will guard the guards? Medical leadership and conflict of interest in South African healthcare : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Frere and Cecilia Makiwane hospitals, 2 Groote Schuur Hospital and 3 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2014|
|Pages||757 - 758|
The pharmaceutical industry has filled a vacuum. A few decades ago, medical leaders would set research directions and would lobby for products to treat problems faced by their patients. Today, in an era of disease mongering and priority setting by pharmaceutical firms, leaders often react to industry rather than setting clear priorities in worthwhile diagnostic and therapeutic spend.
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