Health Industry Practices That Create Conflicts of Interest

TitleHealth Industry Practices That Create Conflicts of Interest
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBrennan, TA, Rothman, DJ, Blank, L, Blumenthal, D, Chimonas, SC, Cohen, JJ, Goldman, J, Kassirer, JP, Kimball, H, Naughton, J, Smelser, N
JournalJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00987484
Accession Number19482065
KeywordsAcademic , Conflict , Medical , Pharmaceutical , Physicians , professional , United
AbstractThe article presents a policy proposal for U.S. academic medical centers for the prevention of conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest occur between the physicians' commitment to patient care and the desire of the pharmaceutical industry to sell their products. Various practices should be eliminated or modified, including the giving of gifts, pharmaceutical samples, continuing medical education, funds for physician travel, ghostwriting, and consulting and research contracts.
NotesBrennan, Troyen A. 1; Email Address: Rothman, David J. 2 Blank, Linda 3 Blumenthal, David 1 Chimonas, Susan C. 2 Cohen, Jordan J. 3 Goldman, Janlori 2 Kassirer, Jerome P. 4 Kimball, Harry 5 Naughton, James 6 Smelser, Neil 7; Affiliation: 1: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 2: Institute on Medicine as a Profession/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 3: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC 4: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass 5: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 6: Alliance Medical Group and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco 7: University of California, Berkeley; Source Info: 1/25/2006, Vol. 295 Issue 4, p429; Subject Term: CONFLICT of interests; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: ACADEMIC medical centers; Subject Term: PHARMACEUTICAL industry; Subject Term: PHYSICIANS; Subject Term: UNITED States; NAICS/Industry Codes: 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists); Number of Pages: 5p; Document Type: Article
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