Friday, January 09, 2009

ACCME makes headlines

From the New York Times article "Medical Journal Changes Its Policy After Criticism by Group":
But the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, in a letter to a cancer research newsletter, said the journal and its publisher, the Massachusetts Medical Society, had erred in failing to disclose “relevant financial conflicts of interests of the authors.”

The study failed to disclose that Dr. Henschke’s work had been underwritten in part by a $3.6 million grant from the parent company of the Liggett Group, a cigarette maker, something the journal editors said they had been unaware of.
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