Sunday, May 24, 2009

BLOGSCAN - Comparative Effectiveness Research, the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, and PhRMA

On the Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma blog, Dr Howard Brody dissected a campaign to redirect comparative effectiveness research by making it responsible to a new governing board that would include "insurance" and "industry" members. And surprise, surprise, the campaign is run by the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, a group that seems to have multiple connections to PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry trade organization. More stealth health policy advocacy?

1 comment:

james gaulte said...

Whenever there is a federal board of something,there will be special interest entities trying to influence the board and often they succeed.