With a letter last week, a senator who helps oversee public funding for medical research signaled that he was running out of patience with the practice of ghostwriting. Senator Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican who has led a long-running investigation of conflicts of interest in medicine, is starting to put pressure on the National Institutes of Health to crack down on the practice.Click here to access the NYT article. Click here to access Senator Grassley's letter. Click here to see what Dr. Carlat has to say about this (yep that graphic is pretty good, no matter what one's opinion is on this issue).
Thursday, August 20, 2009
From the New York Times article "Senator Moves to Block Medical Ghostwriting":