I imagine I won't be alone in my reaction that the solutions Donna Beales offers in her article “5 Steps to Building Real Firewalls” (March/April 2008) reflect an overly simplistic view of the CME industry. The suggestion that doctors must choose between teaching or “hawking,” that physicians should disclose their financial interests to patients when prescribing, and warning that “speakers with hidden agendas will slip though the cracks and end up in front of rooms full of unsuspecting ...

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