THE PHARMACIST AS PITCHMAN? TIMES ARTICLE QUESTIONS ETHICS

NEW YORK -- A front-page New York Times article published July 29 questioned whether pharmacists who take money from pharmaceutical manufacturers can remain impartial, as professional ethics would seem to demand.hose of their competitors. And some doctors and medical ethicists don't like it."The article mainly concerned Merck/Medco and its "Coordinated Care" program, and did not quote any pharmacists

NEW YORK -- A front-page New York Times article published July 29 questioned whether pharmacists who take money from pharmaceutical manufacturers can remain impartial, as professional ethics would seem to demand.

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