âA timely balanced and thoughtful book combining important reference material, practical real world issues and broadly informed perspective that allow healthy dialogue among physicians, government, the public and the device and drug industries. An important step toward clearing the air and setting a course for de-risking physician-industry interactions and aligning incentives for improving patient care. Physicians and the public are exposed to polarized, incomplete and biased debates about how physicians and their organizations should manage their relationships with industry. This book gives one the wisdom and confidence to find the best balance between avoidance of conflicts and achieving the highest benefits for patients.â -John A. Parrish, M.D., Executive Director and Founder of CIMIT, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology âThis book is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion inside and outside the medical profession on the legal and ethical boundaries for doctors in their relationships with pharmaceutical and device makers.â -Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement âIn these times, virtually all physicians have interactions with the industry, and this book addresses the relevant issues. Every practicing physician who makes contact with the health care industry will find this volume an invaluable reference â and a wonderful guide to both ethical and legal behavior.â -Roger J. Porter, MD, Former Deputy Director of NINDS(NIH);Co-Author of Biomedical Research Collaboration and Conflict of Interest âThis book provides physicians, lawyers, and the public with an invaluable review of the ethical and legal issues raised by physician-industry relationships, and a practical guide to ethically-sound guidelines and policiesâ -Lachlan Forrow, MD., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, President, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship âThe track record for the relief of human suffering by the pharmaceutical and device industry has been spectacular. For this progress to continue, all parties must work together, conscious of, adhering to, and always answerable to the question of conflict of self-interest. This book details solid legal and ethical guidance, which if followed, will move us in the right direction and create welcomed positive synergy between the pharmaceutical - medical device industry and physicians.â -Leonard Morse, MD, Commissioner of Public Health, City of Worcester, Massachusetts; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Past Chair of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.