Speak Out: Don't Ban Pharma Grants

Without industry support we would not be able to keep our registration prices affordable, given the magnitude of our course (four-day board review). Physicians are given a limited amount of professional development funds and they will quickly learn to shop for the bargain-basement programs, thus making their decision based on overall cost, rather than on their educational and practice needs.
— CME provider at a medical school, name withheld upon request

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