Govt to set to put Rs 1,000 cap on pharma companies gifts for doctors


New Delhi: In a move to curb the unethical practice of pharma companies seeking to influence doctors and chemists through expensive “gifts”, the government is set to impose a ceiling of Rs 1,000 on the value of such giveaways.

The government is also considering a blanket ban on expensive freebies such as cruise or vacation tickets and sponsored educational conferences and seminars that can be means of making payments and offering benefits.

The health ministry and Medical Council of India have been consulted on the decision.

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