Requiring doctors to take part in continuing medical education doesn’t improve heart attack care
The bottom line that is probably at the heart of why research takes decades to reach clinical practice is that many physicians’ continuing education is sponsored by the drug companies. Every year there is a functional medicine symposium with some 20-odd experts in functional medicine. The cost is usually around $1000. I recently got an invite to a family practice symposium in CA with some 30+ speakers. The cost of this pharmaceutical sponsored symposium? $35 if you register early.
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