GSK and CME Funding Restrctions

September 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

This story has created a torrent of interest in the blogs and news outlets in the past few days. Google “GSK and CME” and you will see what I mean. This is yet another of the great number of stories we have been seeing for a long time related to industry involvement with CME. It seems to be the major topic of interest to writers and bloggers following CME issues.

GlaxoSmithKline Changes Doctor Training Policy
Associated Press – Sep. 21, 2009

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C._British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC is making major changes in its spending on training programs for doctors, fees paid to doctors for consulting, and even political contributions.

The changes include immediate bans on all corporate political contributions and on using commercial medical education and communication companies to run programs teaching doctors about medical treatments.

Those programs often promote a drug maker’s new, generally expensive drug and give little information about its risks or how well it compares to older, cheaper drugs.

The moves come as congressional investigators, consumer groups and the media ratchet up criticism over the increasing influence drug and medical device makers wield over the practice of medicine.


Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Continung Professional Development, Pharma Funding, Physician Continuing Education, Physician Education, Uncategorized.

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