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Position on Gifts to Physicians and Physician Assistants from Industry

The North Carolina Medical Society supports the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association’s ethical opinion 9.6.2 – Gifts to Physicians from Industry.

The North Carolina Medical Society supports the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the PA Profession.

The North Carolina Medical Society also supports efforts by physicians and physician assistants to carefully reflect on, examine, and manage their relationships with representatives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies so as to avoid the creation and/or appearance of any undue influence or bias.


(Report EE-1991, adopted 11/9/1991)
(revised, Report U-2001, Item 30, adopted 11/11/2001)
(revised, Report R-2007, Item 3-5, adopted 10/21/2007)
(reaffirmed, Report F-2012, Item 3-4, adopted 10/27/2012)
(revised, NCMS Board Report, adopted 5/15/2021)