Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BLOGSCAN - An Industry Sponsored "Scholarly" CME Journal?

On the Carlat Psychiatry Blog, Dr Daniel Carlat discussed a new apparently scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to studies of continuing medical education. However, the journal seems to be funded by a group of pharmaceutical companies, published by a medical education and communications company (MECC), and edited by the Vice President of a for-profit medical education assessment company. A majority of the editorial board appear to work for the pharmaceutical industry, MECCs, and related businesses.