retired doc wonders about FPs giving CME drug talks. “So why are they chosen to speak about certain topics to a group that typically consists of FPs, NPs and internists? Maybe they believe that if primary care docs listen to another primary care doctor who is apparently very comfortable in managing bipolar patients,they will have fewer qualms in prescribing the latest atypical antipsychotic medication for the next bipolar patient. Is the message crafted to be ‘we, primary care doctors, do not need to refer bipolar and BPH patients to the psychiatrists and urologists, we will just prescibe drug x and drug y’”?

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