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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Pharmas use conferences to buy influence with docs, lawyer says

Covidien’s chief Asia-Pacific compliance counsel Jessie Yap recently said most healthcare firms in Asia sponsor doctors to attend conferences, a practice Yap said influences purchasing decisions “significantly.”
 
“Often…instead of attending conferences, the doctors are actually taken sightseeing, gambling, and other unauthorized activities,” Yap said at an April anti-corruption forum in Sydney.… Continue Reading