Conflicts of Interest Article in CME from Mayo Clinic Oncology Group; Online Community for Thrombycytopenia
By Jeremy Lundberg
on June 29, 2010
Conflicts of Interest, Authorship, and Disclosures in Industry-Related Scientific Publications — Mayo Clinic Proceedings – We read with great interest the recent article by Hirsch1 and the accompanying editorial and appreciate that a venue for rational discourse has been opened. Recently, we have all witnessed increasing scrutiny and regulation of the relationship we, as clinical educators and investigators, have with our partners in industry and the continuing medical education (CME) providers with whom we work. What has been missing from this important dialogue is a concerted response from those who have worked with the pharmaceutical industry and providers of CME to present the opinion that these interactions are in fact of real value.