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The unfortunate side effects of the industry/physician breakupJun 16, 2010 14:20 EDT
Aggressive efforts to limit industry relationships with physicians have had the unfortunate side effect of wiping out numerous educational opportunities in my area, where community-based programs that facilitated discussion on topics such as lipid, hypertension, and antiplatelet therapies, for instance, no longer exist. How do we balance our need for fair and appropriate education with the perception that all physician-industry relations are necessarily "bad"? What are your thoughts?
Gelberman RH, Samson D, et al. Orthopaedic surgeons and the medical device industry: the threat to scientific integrity and the public trust. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Mar;92(3):765-77. No abstract available. PMID: 20194337.
Rothman DJ, McDonald WJ, et al. Professional medical associations and their relationships with industry: a proposal for controlling conflict of interest. JAMA. 2009 Apr 1;301(13):1367-72. Abstract.
Peeling the onion: Is more conflict of interest disclosure getting us closer to the truth?
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