CME in the News and on the Blogs December 17th, 2009

December 18, 2009 at 2:18 am Leave a comment

Note: This is getting ridiculous.

DC City Council Holds Hearings on Area Physicians Relationships with Industry

Policy and Medicine, December 17th, 2009

“The District of Columbia City Council Committee on Health last month held a hearing regarding various health care related issues.   Included in the hearing was “charges” read out by Health Committee Chairman David A. Catania.  These included reading the names of physicians (top researchers in the district) along with information on their relationships with industry credited as provided by a specific member of US Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) staff.

The meeting gives us a glimpse into the current state of “transparency” where at one point Mr. Catania reads off “charges” against six area physicians who’s crimes are that they worked for industry.  This included sending subpoenas to all six physicians to show up a hearing on December 19, 2009.  He also provided warnings to local universities and hospitals that they should adopt to severe conflict of interest restrictions or face the consequences. ……..”

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