Israeli Pharmaceutical Companies Spent NIS 9.2m in 2012 on Trips for Doctors

Subsidies to medical professionals for travel abroad grew 7% last year, with total donations reaching $20.5m.

How do doctors pay for their trips to conferences and training sessions overseas? Mostly through the multinational pharmaceutical companies that operate in Israel. Last year, multinational drug companies paid NIS 9.2 million for trips for doctors and other medical staff to conferences and training seminars, a 7% increase from 2011, according to a report released this week by Pharma Israel.