2014 年 33 巻 2 号 p. 67-72
Relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical companies have received considerable attention regarding the professionalism of health care professionals in recent years. Pharmacists may also have a conflict of interest if they are provided some benefits from pharmaceutical companies. We conducted a survey of pharmacists in hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in mid 2011. The response rate was 58.8％（235/400）. Most pharmacists（94％） reported some type of relationship with pharmaceutical companies, which included receiving ballpoint pens and notebooks（88.5％）, or receiving food in a meeting（56.6％）. Managerial level pharmacists received more “textbooks and guidelines”, “gifts” than other pharmacists. The results of this survey indicate that relationships between pharmacists and companies is common. The formulation of guidelines and more responsible behaviors are needed.