Stop seeing drug reps, GPs urged

GPs are being urged to say no to seeing drug reps as part of a national campaign that claims the pharma representatives distort doctors' prescribing practice.

The No Advertising Please campaign will be formally launched at the RACGP conference in Adelaide on Saturday by a group of leading doctors and academics, including Professor Paul Glasziou, a GP and professor of evidence-based medicine at Bond University. 

The group is calling on GPs to make a public pledge to refuse to see drug representatives for 12 months, arguing rep visits are about marketing and sales, and not about educating doctors on

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