Tag: conflict of interest

conflict of interest

MMM: CME Video Addresses Conflict of Interest

Jan. 26, 2012 – Avoiding conflict of interest in continuing medical education (CME) may seem like a daunting task, but companies can produce high-quality CME programs that skirt commercial bias if they implement several key strategies, including peer review, according to a recent article in Medical Marketing & Media. The article describes a newly released video […]

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Sunshine or Rain?

By Jack E. Angel, Education Foundation Executive Director, Coalition for Healthcare Communication Jan. 17, 2012 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed to improve America’s healthcare system and reduce its costs, included the “Sunshine” provision to create a national registry of payments and transfers of other items of value from healthcare manufacturers and group purchasing […]

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CMS Misses Sunshine Act Rule Deadline

Oct. 4, 2011 — According to a recent article posted today on the Policy and Medicine Web site, the authors of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act — Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) — have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick expressing their “severe disappointment” that proposed regulations to […]

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Pitts on the Politics of Drug Industry Sponsorship

Oct. 3, 2011 – In his recent Drugwonks blog, Peter Pitts, president and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, suggests that attempts to separate clinicians, medical researchers and drug companies may not be in patients’ best interests. “We must dismantle the battlements and embrace [a] philosophy of ‘symbiosis not schism.’ It’s what’s […]

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PhRMA Survey Shows That Physicians Value Industry Communication

March 31, 2011 — At a time when interaction between biopharmaceutical companies and physicians is under increased scrutiny, a recent physician survey indicates that a majority of physicians find information provided by pharmaceutical and biotech research companies and their representatives to be a valuable resource, with 94 percent of physicians reporting that information from company […]

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CMS "Sunshine Act" Stakeholders Call Set for March 24

Announcement Sends Ominous Signal to Industry Stakeholders  March 18, 2011 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has given the industry its first glimpse of how it will implement the national registry of payments to doctors by sending a notice of a stakeholders’ call for next week, and the glimpse is not encouraging. Sounding like CMS wants more […]

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