Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Italian medical group calling to ban U.S. medical shows

An Italian medical group has called for a ban on hospital-themed TV programmes such as ER and Grey's Anatomy over claims they are factually flawed.

The National Federation of Medical Colleges has appealed to the country's main broadcasters to refrain from airing the shows - which also include U.S. hits House and Scrubs - when the new autumn TV schedule begins in September.

Annalisa Silvestro, president of the organisation, says, "These programs are teaching viewers inaccurate views on medicine. They are spreading misinformation."

The Order of Medical Professionals of Rome has voiced its support for the protest.

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