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Table 5 The opinion of physicians regarding the acceptance of gifts

From: Pharmaceutical marketing strategies’ influence on physicians' prescribing pattern in Lebanon: ethics, gifts, and samples

Questions The answers P value
Yes/ always Yes/ sometimes No
Do you think that low-cost gifts (pens, magnet, mousepad) for drug promotion from drug companies are acceptable? 34 (12.1%) 142 (50.4%) 106 (37.6%) 0.44
Do you think that the continuous supply of low-cost gifts to the physician at every visit of the medical representative is justifiable? 2 (0.7%) 102 (36.2%) 178 (63.1%) 0.847
Do you think that high-cost recreational gifts (like laptops, mobiles and LCD) are justifiable in drug promotion? 0 (0.0%) 71 (25.2%) 211 (74.8%) 0.175
Do you think that the continuous supply of high-cost gifts to the physician at every visit of the medical representative is justifiable? 0 (0.0%) 80 (28.4%) 202 (71.6%) 0.411
  1. Source: Survey