CME in the News and on the Blogs – April 21, 2010

April 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Doctor Groups Set New Policy to Curb Industry Sway
Associated Press, Wed Apr 21, 10:18 am ET
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer

“No more letting industry help pay for developing medical guidelines. Restrictions on consulting deals. And no more pens with drug company names or other swag at conferences.

These are part of a new ethics code that dozens of leading medical groups announced Wednesday, aimed at limiting the influence that drug and device makers have over patient care.

It’s the most sweeping move ever taken by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies to curb conflict of interest — a growing concern as private industry bankrolls a greater share of medical research……………….”

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