Table 2

 What sort of sponsorship should be avoided

Within a unitReason to be avoided
The use of leaflets or posters displaying IFMC company logosPromotes the company to public in trusted environment
Support from IFMCs for teaching sessions or meetingsPublicity will associate your unit with the company
Support for staff salaries, equipment, or researchUnit will be indebted to the company, tending to stifle expressions of doubt about their products or practices
As an individualReason to be avoided
Accepting gifts of stationery, pens, clinical equipmentYou promote the company to your patients by using them
Speaking at meetings visibly badged by IFMCsPublicity will be used to promote the company and link your name to it
Support for attending a conference or courseYou will feel indebted to the company and inclined to expect such support in future