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14 Dec 2018

The AMA has released new guidelines on doctors’ relationships with industry, an area of increasing but necessary interaction in our modern technological health system.

Doctors must work collaboratively with commercial entities directly involved in health care, however, patient care must always be the top priority.

This is particularly the case when the doctor benefits financially from the collaboration, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

“The overriding principle guiding doctors’ relationships with industry is the primacy of patient care,” Dr Bartone said.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

03 Jan 2018

Declaration of Geneva

The AMA has formally adopted the World Medical Association’s (WMA) updated pledge, the Declaration of Geneva, which recognises for the first time the need for doctors to look after their own health and wellbeing.

“The Declaration is referred to as the Physician’s Pledge, and is considered a modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath,” AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today.

Published: 03 Jan 2018