From today's New York TImes (free registration req'd): Drug Makers Are Still Giving Gifts to Doctors, FDA Official Says. A snip:
Three years after the drug industry said it would stop showering doctors with expensive gifts, a top federal drug official told a Senate panel on Thursday that such marketing efforts continued.
The official, Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting deputy commissioner for operations of the Food and Drug Administration, said during a break in the hearing that drug companies still invited doctors on cruises and to resorts in exotic places, all free.
*sigh* Why is there never coverage of the good news?
P.S. Here's another interesting editorial from the Times: Experrts and the Drug Industry.