Not to toot our own horn too loudly, but in the last week, Health Care Renewal bloggers have appeared in print three times.
Prevalence of Board Level Conflicts of Interest
We recently posted on a British Medical Journal article on the prevalence of what we originally termed "a new species of conflicts of interest," that is, conflicts of interest involving membership in boards of directors of for-profit health care corporations. A shortened version of this just appeared as a (not very) "rapid response" in the BMJ here. (Note though that the official date of the response was October 3.)
The New England Journal Series Calling for Rethinking the Problem of Conflicts of Interest
After the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial and three commentaries earlier this year suggesting that concerns about conflicts of interest in health care may have been overblown, we pointed out that many of their arguments were supported by logical fallacies. The Canadian Medical Association Journal has been publishing a series of news articles about the issue. The latest one, published on November 17, 2015, ended by quoting HCR blogger Roy M Poses MD.
Health Care Corruption
On November 16, 2015, the Corporate Crime Reporter published a front page interview, "Roy Poses on Corruption in American Healthcare," The interview is listed here, and summarized here but the full transcript apparently is not available online, but only in print and via subscription. (Link to interview updated on 19 November, 2015).
What are IRBs hiding? - The executives at Quorum IRB, the for-profit IRB to whom the U now outsources review of its psychiatric studies, want their company to be judged by the qua...
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