Marc on the listserv put up an important link to a paper:
"Ethical Guidelines for Managing Conflicts of Interest in Health Services Research"
It was the product of AcademyHealth, which is "the professional home for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and a leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy."
I haven't fully reviewed it. A full PDF is downloadable at the above link. The ethical guidelines committee is made up of lawyers, physicians, PhD's, and others.
President Nixon appointed Scalia general counsel in Office of Telecom Policy in 72, beginning career in public life - HT @nixonfoundation
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