Crackdown on conflicts of interest

The medical news section in this week's JAMA focuses on industry funding of professional medical associations. It reports that Senator Charles Grassley is interested in these conflicts of interest and specifically notes that he has been in contact with the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Cardiology regarding his concerns. The writing is on the wall. Professional associations can no longer enjoy the largesse of industry. And once they cut the cord, we'll all be better off.


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