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Govt planning penal provisions to deter pharma companies from bribing doctors with freebies | Sex determination lands doctor couple in jail for three years

The promised mandatory marketing code for pharma companies, which is to replace the voluntary code in operation since January last year, will have strong penal provisions to deter them from bribing doctors with freebies to prescribe their drugs.

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Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013: No prescription for a corruption-free healthcare system

The recent introduction of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013 (‘Bill 2013’) in the Parliament has ignited a heated debate in some quarters of the medical community. While some doctors with political connection may find this Bill as a great opportunity to climb up the ladder to the Medical Council of India (MCI), others are deeply perturbed with the proposed Bill for more reason than one. Ironically, most physicians practicing around the country perhaps are still unaware about what are at stake in this significant piece of the new medical legislation.

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