An article in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published yesterday, April 1, was widely reported on the radio and today in the NYTimes and other publications http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/health/policy/02journal.html?_r=1&ref=health.
A group of physicians and physicians groups are advocating for the elimination of funding by pharmaceutical companies for medical research because of the flagrant conflicts of interest. The concern is that these restrictions “were essential if physician associations are to maintain their scientific integrity and the trust of their patients.“
This trust is clearly eroding. I see more evidence of this every day in my practice.
More discussion at a previous blogpost http://ksparrowmd.blogspot.com/2009/04/corruption-between-drug-companies-and.html
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