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Furor Over Company Deal Roils AMA

Science  03 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5335, pp. 26
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5335.26

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Since mid-August, the American Medical Association (AMA) has been fending off a barrage of criticism from the public and its own members after announcing, then canceling, a multimillion-dollar contract to allow the Sunbeam Corp. to put the AMA logo on its health care products. Two weeks ago, the AMA purged three top-level executives involved with the deal. And last week, as the criticism continued, the AMA vowed to set new ethics guidelines for business ventures.

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