Strongly agree Steve. How can our future doctors be trained ethically and without bias, if their lecturers, mentors and clinical teachers have financial dependency on pharmaceutical companies? Such financial conflicts negate Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm. How many medical students are aware that such bias may be detrimental to the quality and integrity of their training, and that such adverse influences may negatively impact the future safety of their patients? TRM 123. Retired Consultant Physician.