Wednesday, March 25, 2009
BLOGSCAN - The Mysterious Disappearance of a Report Critical of Industry Funding of CME
On the Carlat Psychiatry Blog, Dr Daniel Carlat discussed the mysterious disappearance of a report by the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) which recommended the end of commercial funding of continuing medical education (CME). The report was tabled, and is now no longer available on the AMA web-site. (Although, it has not completely vanished off the webs. See the comments on Dr Carlat's post.) Meanwhile, the AMA has posted a series of "fact sheets" from their National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration which seem notably friendly to "collaboration" among educators and industry.