Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Surgeons as consultants to device companies under more scrutiny

From the Wall Street Journal article:

The Senate Special Committee on Aging plans to discuss the practice of device manufacturers retaining surgeons as paid consultants in today's hearing. Sen. Herb Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat who is chairman of the committee, has proposed legislation that would mandate disclosure of consulting payments by medical-device makers and drug companies.

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