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Does a conflict of interest exist when doctors do not tell patients they are being compensated by pharmaceutical companies? Should they tell them? Why or why not?

Does a conflict of interest exist when doctors do not tell patients they are being compensated by pharmaceutical companies? Should they tell them? Why or why not?

Instant Ethicist

Does a conflict of interest exist when doctors do not tell patients they are being compensated by pharmaceutical companies?  Should they tell them?  Why or why not?