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[e-drug] NEJM admits to conflicts of interest


  • From: Martin Frid <mjfrid@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 09:44:01 -0500 (EST)

E-DRUG: NEJM admits to conflicts of interest
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[copied from Pharm-Policy; WB]

This is quite interesting about new England Journal of Medicine.

Martin Frid

http://www.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/02/23/journal.apology.ap/index.html

New England Journal of Medicine apologizes over conflict of interest

February 23, 2000

In an extraordinary apology to readers, the prestigious New England
Journal of Medicine admitted violating its financial conflict-of-interest
policy 19 times over the past three years in its selection of doctors to
review new drug treatments.

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[Can some NEJM-reading E-drugger explain what is going on? WB]
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