Commentary - Physicians Owned Distributorships Are They The Same As Physicians Dispensing Drugs?
Worth mentioning that modern trends in “The Business of Medicine,” although carefully crafted by modern men to stay within legal boundaries, when viewed by many often morally and ethically test “tolerances” of same. This applies to the blunt consideration as to whether the modern orthopod who hopefully still wishes to behave appropriately as judged by his peers and colleagues, really should risk his reputation by getting involved in ownership of an implant distributorship where many critics may doubt his ability to practice without major conflict with his patients and their best considerations in care.
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