Funding for this research was provided by:
Received: 3 January 2020
Accepted: 22 April 2020
First Online: 10 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was not applicable. All physicians participating in the survey gave voluntary consent and data were fully anonymised.
: Not applicable.
: PJB has received honoraria for lectures given for Amgen, Pfizer and Sanofi Regeneron and has been a member of Scientific Advisory Boards for Amgen, Merck, Pfizer and Sanofi Regeneron. SY has received grants or honoraria for lectures from Kowa, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Shionogi & Co, Bayer Yakuhin, MSD K. K, Takeda, Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co, Ono Pharmaceutical Company, Astellas Pharma, Daiichi-Sankyo, Mochida, Kaken, Astra Zeneca, Skylight Biotech, Astellas Amgen, Sanofi, Aegerion, and Kyowa Medex. UL has received honoraria for consulting or lectures from Amgen, Bayer, Boehringer, Sanofi/Regeneron. AJR has received honoraria for lectures from Sanofi, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Valentech and payment for participation in advisory boards from Sanofi and Amgen. RS has received research grant and lecture honorarium from Sanofi, MSD and Pfizer. PL is an unpaid consultant to, or involved in clinical trials for Amgen, AstraZeneca, Esperion Therapeutics, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Kowa Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi-Regeneron XBiotech, Inc. PL is a member of scientific advisory boards for Amgen, Athera biotechnologies, Corvidia Therapeutics, DalCor Pharmaceuticals, IFM Therapeutics, Kowa Pharmaceuticals, Olatec Therapeutics, Medimmune, Novartis and his laboratory has received research funding in the last 2 years from Novartis. YM has received honoraria for consulting or lectures from Teijin Pharma and Kowa. RDS has received honoraria for consulting, speaker activities and or research from Ache, Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Esperion, Kowa, Novo-Nordisk, Merck, MSD, Pfizer, PTC and Sanofi/Regeneron. MDGF and EF have no conflicts to declare.