AAFP says yes to No Free Lunch
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 24, 2005
The American Assn. of Family Physicians reversed its decision to ban the anti-pharmaceutical-freebie group No Free Lunch from its annual meeting's exhibit hall in September. At first, the AAFP refused to rent an exhibit slot to the group, which urges physicians to refuse free promotional items and meals from drug makers. The AAFP wrote in a letter that the group's purpose was inconsistent with the purpose of the exhibit hall.
That decision prompted such a strong response that the group changed its mind and allowed No Free Lunch the space to speak with physicians.
The American College of Physicians denied the advocacy group composed of physicians and nurses a space at its annual meeting's exhibit hall in April.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/10/24/prbf1024.htm.