n South African Medical Journal - Who will guard the guards? Medical leadership and conflict of interest in South African healthcare : correspondence

Volume 106, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Conflicts of interest (COI) arising from the interaction of the pharmaceutical industry with doctors have been described in an editorial. The common interests in patient well-being, shared by doctors and the pharmaceutical industry, will conflict with the pharmaceutical industry's wish to sell their products and influence doctors' behaviour.

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