*  Plus it
A seriously flawed and inflammatory attack on conflict of interest policies and regulations appeared recently in a most unexpected location: the venerable and trusted New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In a series of rambling articles, one of the journal's national correspondents, Lisa Rosenbaum, supported by the editor in chief, Jeffrey Drazen, tried to rationalise financial conflicts of interest in the medical profession.1 2 3 4 As former senior editors of the NEJM, we find it sad that the medical journal that first called attention to the problem of financial conflicts of interest among physicians would now backtrack so dramatically and indulge in personal attacks on those who disagree.. Physicians and the public rely on journals as unbiased and independent sources of information and to provide leadership to improve trust in medicine and the medical literature. Yet financial conflicts of interest have repeatedly eroded the ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2942
*  Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation DISCLOSURES. Heart Beat Anatomy. I have no financial conflicts to disclose - PDF
Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation Mary Macklin, MSN, APRN Concord Hospital Cardiac Associates DISCLOSURES I have no financial conflicts to disclose Book Women: Fit at Fifty. A Guide to Living Long.
  http://docplayer.net/2910324-Current-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-disclosures-heart-beat-anatomy-i-have-no-financial-conflicts-to-disclose.html
*  Judges' financial conflicts of interest revealed in report - SFGate
A new report says some federal appeals court judges, including at least five on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, have taken part in cases in which they held stock or other financial interests in one of the opposing sides, in violation of a federal conflict-of-interest law. The report by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity appears to have surprised the Ninth Circuit and the judges named in the report, who said they were unaware of their financial holdings or the legal implications of those holdings when they participated in the cases. An investigation by the Washington Post in 2006 exposed numerous conflicts, leading the federal appellate court system to install software to check the judges' financial-disclosure statements against the parties in each new case - more than 30,000 cases a year nationwide. In another case, Joel Dubina was part of a three-judge panel on the 11th Circuit in 2011 that unanimously dismissed a suit against DuPont by a ...
  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Judges-financial-conflicts-of-interest-revealed-5434148.php
*  Handling Failure to Disclose Financial Interest - AMA Manual of Style
In the event that an undisclosed financial interest on the part of an author is brought to the editor's attention (usually during the review process), the editor should remind the author of the journal's policy and ask the author if he or she has anything to disclose. The author's reply may affect the editorial decision on whether to publish the manuscript. If an editor receives information (usually from a reader) alleging that an author has not disclosed a financial interest in the subject of an article that has been published, the editor should contact the author and ask for an
  http://www.amamanualofstyle.com/view/10.1093/jama/9780195176339.001.0001/med-9780195176339-div2-160?rskey=XUDhJv&result=3&q=
*  My DePuy Hip Recall: The Hip Replacement Case Shows Why Doctors Often Remain Silent
For years, such consulting payments have raised concerns about the impact of money on a doctor's decision about which drugs to prescribe or how to interpret research findings. Money can also shift a physician's sense of loyalty, said George Loewenstein, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who has studied medical conflict-of-interest policies. "If someone has been paying you or employing you, it is very difficult to blow the whistle," said Professor Loewenstein, who teaches economics and psychology. "It offends our sense of loyalty ...
  http://www.mydepuyhiprecall.com/2013/02/the-hip-replacement-case-shows-why.html
*  House of Commons - The Register of Members' Financial Interests - Part 1: WRIGHT, Jeremy
You are here: Parliament home page , Parliamentary business , Publications and Records , House of Commons Publications , Register of Members' Financial Interests , Register of Members' Financial Interests ...
  https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/110110/wright_jeremy.htm
*  Should This Patient Receive an Antidepressant? | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Acknowledgment: The authors thank the patient for sharing his story.. Grant Support: Beyond the Guidelines receives no external support.. Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-0966.. Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose. Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings/options in Eli Lilly and Pfizer. Sankey V. Williams, MD, ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article/2646649/should-patient-receive-antidepressant-grand-rounds-discussion-from-beth-israel
*  Financial Relationships
See the attached file. Financial Relationships Using the Dell and Delta's Financial Statements Paper, write a summary (300 words) comparing Delta and Dell most recent fiscal years based upon the following: A. Briefly discuss.
  https://brainmass.com/business/finance/financial-relationships-330366
*  Muskrat Falls conflict-of-interest questions - CBC Player
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was asked about a potential conflict of interest connected to the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project involving Tory cabinet minister Peter Penashue
  http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2311692195
*  HDCN -- Novel Therapeutics for Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders. Drs. Verbalis and Palmer. ASN Renal Week Clinical Nephrology...
In accordance with the disclosure policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and FDA guidelines, it is a policy at the ASN for individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose to the activity participants: 1) the existence of all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of any commercial products/devices, or providers of commercial services, that relate to the content of their presentation/materials, or the commercial contributors of this activity, that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest; for this purpose we consider relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner and 2) the identification of a commercial product/device that is unlabeled for use or an investigational use of a product/device not yet approved ...
  http://www.hdcn.com/symp/07asn/cnc/187/07asn187.htm
*  Should We Screen This Patient for Carotid Artery Stenosis? | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Acknowledgment: The authors thank the patient for sharing his story.. Grant Support: Beyond the Guidelines receives no external support.. Disclosures: Dr. Schermerhorn reports personal fees from Abbott, personal fees from Cook, and personal fees from Philips, outside the submitted work. Authors not named here have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M17-1345.. Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article/2656210/should-we-screen-patient-carotid-artery-stenosis-grand-rounds-discussion
*  Familial Clustering of | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians
Grant Support: By grant R99-A6001 from the Danish Heart Foundation and a scholarship from the Christian Larsen and Judge Ellen Larsen Foundation, a minor fund supporting research in the fields of infectious diseases and cancer.. Disclosures: Dr. Torp-Pedersen reports grants and personal fees from Bayer and grants from Biotronic, outside the submitted work. Authors not named here have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Disclosures can also be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?ms Num=M15-2762.. Editors' Disclosures: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose. Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no relationships or interests to disclose. Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, ...
  http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2531780/familial-clustering-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-first-degree-relatives-danish-nationwide
*  Integral Options Cafe: 03/21/2010 - 03/28/2010
Psychiatrists have rarely enjoyed a surplus of public trust. During the past 3 years, public trust in psychiatry has been further undermined with accusations that several leading academic psychiatrists failed to disclose financial conflicts of interest. Sen Charles Grassley (R, Iowa), ranking member of the Finance Committee, has thus far accused 7 psychiatrists of failing to disclose income from pharmaceutical companies. As public trust in the pharmaceutical industry has plummeted, the close connection between leading psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry, once a sign of progress for the profession, is now cited as evidence of corrupt influence.1 The investigations spawned by these allegations already have had major effects, including restrictions on outside income, removal of investigators from National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, and the resignation of the chair of a prestigious psychiatry department. Conflict of interest policies at many US universities ...
  http://integral-options.blogspot.com.au/2010_03_21_archive.html
*  Real Psychiatry: Ioannidis - Why His Landmark Paper Will Stand The Test of Time
The typical conflict of interest arguments that are seen in medicine have to do with financial conflict of interest. If the current reporting database is to be believed they may be considerable. A commentary from Nature earlier this month (5) speaks to the non-financial side of conflicts of interest. The primary focus is on reproducibility as a marker of quality research. They cite the facts that 2/3 of members of the American Society for Cell Biology were unable to reproduce published results and that pharmaceutical researchers were able to reproduce the results from 1/4 or fewer high profile papers. They cite this as the burden of irreproducible research. They touch on what scientific journals have done to counter some of these biases, basically checklists of good design and more statisticians on staff. That may be the case for Science and Nature but what about the raft of online open access journals who not only have a less rigorous review process but in ...
  http://real-psychiatry.blogspot.com/2015/09/ioannidis-why-his-landmark-paper-will.html
*  Category: Interviews - The Politics of Prescribing
Canadian universities are allowing faculty to engage in conflict-of-interest relationships, bring in external lecturers, accept gifts, research funding, and scholarships for their students," she said. "Each of these ties to drug companies can contribute to biased understandings and the dissemination of incorrect information on drugsā€¦ Furthermore, having affiliations with drug companies is considered a prestigious and acceptable practice by medical students, who are not taught to decode what these relationships mean." ...
  http://adrienneshnier.com/blog/category/interviews
*  Those Who Have the Gold Make the Evidence: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Biases the Outcomes of Clinical Trials of...
Pharmaceutical companies fund the bulk of clinical research that is carried out on medications. Poor outcomes from these studies can have negative effects on sales of medicines. Previous research has shown that company funded research is much more likely to yield positive outcomes than research with any other sponsorship. The aim of this article is to investigate the possible ways in which bias can be introduced into research outcomes by drawing on concrete examples from the published literature. Poorer methodology in industry-funded research is not likely to account for the biases seen. Biases are introduced through a variety of measures including the choice of comparator agents, multiple publication of positive trials and non-publication of negative trials, reinterpreting data submitted to regulatory agencies, discordance between results and conclusions, conflict-of-interest leading to more positive conclusions, ghostwriting and the use of "seeding" trials. Thus far, efforts to contain ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11948-011-9265-3
*  Commercial funding carries a hefty price tag | Times Higher Education (THE)
Industry provides essential funding but can present researchers with a conflict of interest, argues David Weatherall. For vice-chancellors of impoverished universities, the growing links between academia and industry and the resulting sources of income must be welcome. The situation is equally attractive to academics who see it as a way of augmenting their miserable pay. But the increasing pressures on universities to move in this direction from government funding bodies are presenting problems that could have serious implications. Nowhere are these stresses and strains more evident than in biomedical research. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine, which justly prides itself on its particularly tough conflict-of-interest guidelines, had to apologise publicly for falling standards over the past few years. An internal inquiry disclosed that nearly half the 40 articles on drug therapy published since 1997 were written by authors with serious conflicts of ...
  https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/commercial-funding-carries-a-hefty-price-tag/153272.article
*  Addressing polarisation in science | Journal of Medical Ethics
Ploug and Holm argue that polarisation in scientific communities can generate conflicts of interest for individual researchers. Their proposed solution to this problem is that authors should self-report whether they are polarised on conflict of interest disclosure forms. I argue that this is unlikely to work. This is because any author with the self-awareness and integrity to identify herself as polarised would be unlikely to conduct polarised research to begin with. Instead, I suggest that it is the role of (associate-level) editors of journals to detect and report on polarisation. One consequence of this view is that they need to be sufficiently familiar with the field of research they are evaluating to know whether polarisation is at stake. ...
  http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2015/06/21/medethics-2015-102891
*  USOC'S WALKER DROPS CONFLICT OF INTEREST ISSUE OVER HYBL - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal |...
USOC President LeRoy Walker has dropped the organization''s conflict-of-interest issue regarding the selection of a new President. The matter will not be on the Executive Board''s agenda this weeken
  http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/1996/02/16/Olympics/USOCS-WALKER-DROPS-CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST-ISSUE-OVER-HYBL.aspx
*  Patronage, Nepotism and Conflict of Interest | News | The Harvard Crimson
A six-week investigation by The Crimson has revealed a consistent picture of conflict-of-interest, nepotism and misuse of public office by one of Somerville's most powerful political families. Second of a two-part series. Somerville city records clearly show that city tax assessor John J. Howe has systematically used his assessment powers to reward the political friends and punish the political opponents of his sister, Democratic State Rep. Marie E. Howe of Somerville. In all of these cases, the Howes maintain that individual and assessment changes were warranted, and were not imposed for political or personal purposes. Legally, there is no way to determine whether John Howe abused the assessing process unless the state's Corporation and Taxation Department decides to intervene--something it has carefully avoided so far. While it is true that in small towns like Somerville assessors will always wind up judging the value of the property of friends and neighbors, in the Howes' case there has ...
  http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1978/11/4/patronage-nepotism-and-conflict-of-interest/
*  OBESE CHILDREN
I have shown you previously that there are any number of ways to set up studies to get the results you are looking for. More specifically, many researchers use a technique commonly known as "Data Mining". When researchers "mine" data, it means that they do their study, and then look at the data to see if there is any conceivable way that it can be twisted to get to the sought after end point. Oh; I see. You are one of those people who still believe that scientific research is "independent", "unbiased", and "untainted" by financial conflicts of interest. Trust me. With our government so deeply entwined with so-called "EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE" (HERE is one such example), and drug companies always looking for new ways to cash in, it is difficult to trust anyone anymore. Science is bought and paid for by the highest bidder. Mostly it is whatever he who has the most cash says it is. Don't believe me? Check out the link on EBM above ...
  http://www.doctorschierling.com/blog/obese-children
*  Carlo Briguori, MD, FACC, FSCAI Clinica Mediterranea, Naples, Italy - ppt download
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*  Cloudminder: follow up on the $10 mil WB...
California's public university hospitals are allowed to set their own conflict of interest policies. For instance, UCSF, which has the strongest transparency requirements in the UC system, prohibits faculty members conducting research on behalf of a company from having a personal financial relationship with that company. Other institutions within the UC system, including UCLA, have policies that are far less protective. Shouldn't all public university hospitals have the same protections against conflicts of interest? The findings of your investigation can help determine this ...
  http://cloudminder.blogspot.com/2014/06/follow-up-on-10-mil-wb.html
*  Medicine, Money, and Morals - Marc A. Rodwin - Oxford University Press
This is the first systematic examination of financial conflicts of interest in medicine. Marc Rodwin examines the evolution of those medical practices and institutions that left the profession open to conflicts of interest and makes clear suggestions for reform.
  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/medicine-money-and-morals-9780195096477?cc=&lang=en
*  Access to Data Statement - AMA Manual of Style
UPDATE: The requirement for independent statistical analysis in industry-sponsored or industry-analyzed studies published in JAMA has been discontinued. This change was made July 10, 2013. The ICMJE recommends that editors request authors of studies funded by companies or agencies with proprietary or financial interests in the study outcomes to sign a statement indicating that they had access to all of the data and can vouch for the integrity of the data analyses. For example, for all reports containing original data, JAMA and some of the Archives Journals require at least 1 author (eg, the principal investigator) who is independent of
  http://www.amamanualofstyle.com/view/10.1093/jama/9780195176339.001.0001/med-9780195176339-div2-133?rskey=ZoSrZC&result=2&q=