Friday, February 15, 2008
BLOGSCAN - Policy Suggestions Re Physicians and Pharma from "Jack Friday"
On the PharmaGossip blog, "Jack Friday" posted his list of suggestions to the UK Royal College of Physicians working group on relationships among physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. He suggested the RCP investigate conflicts of interest affecting UK academic medicine; develop a policies that allow UK clinical researchers access to the data they produce (something which Dr Aubrey Blumsohn was denied); consider how to defend physicians from abuse, but with the realization that physicians who take pharma money perhaps should not complain when pharma asks them to toe the line; and concluded with re-emphasizing the need to investigate financial relationships among physicians and pharma. Good work, "Jack!"