Friday, December 05, 2008

Penn School of Medicine to disclose doc industry ties online

From the Philadelphia Inquirer article:
Some local patients may soon be able to learn whether their doctors are paid on the side by pharmaceutical firms or medical-implant makers.

In the spring, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and its health system, known collectively as Penn Medicine, plan to launch a Web site that will contain searchable information on all outside activities of its doctors and scientists.

"When all of us are up there transparently, it may make us a little more responsible," said Arthur H. Rubenstein, dean of the medical school and head of Penn Medicine. "It is just human nature: If you know someone else is going to know what you are doing, you may be more careful."
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