Wednesday, October 24, 2007
BLOGSCAN - Conflicts of Interest Affecting the Institute of Medicine's New Panel on Conflicts of Interest
On the GoozNews blog, Merrill Goozner discusses the Institute of Medicine's new panel which will develop new guidelines for managing conflicts of interest. According to Goozner, the panel includes three people who were given their own conflict of interest waivers because of their financial ties to drug or device companies, and one other whose ties Goozner claims were not disclosed. The panel includes no prominent advocates of a harder line against conflicts. Goozner asks, "sound fair and balanced to you?"