Friday, July 31, 2009

BLOGSCAN - More on Senate Hearings on Industry Funded CME

There has been considerable coverage of the remarkable hearings by the US Senate Special Committee on Aging on industry funded continuing medical education (CME). See reporting by Dr Daniel Carlat on the Carlat Psychiatry Blog, and by the Prescription Project on their Postscript Blog. See also the comments by Dr Howard Brody on the Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma blog. Some key points were that the Senators failed to see why physicians cannot afford to pay for their own CME, and therefore must depend on corporate funding to support; and the Senators failed to buy the argument that medical progress vitally depends on health care corporations paying for and influencing the education physicians get.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now, could we just eliminate those annoying DTC TV, radio, and billboard ads?

Steve Lucas

Doc99 said...

The hypocrisy of the Senators', long wined and dined by lobbyists, holding hearings on conflict of interest in CME funding knows no bounds.

Francois said...

@Doc99,
Who better than a rascal to catch one? :-D