The Conflict of Interest Police: Pharmaceutical Profiling

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  • 02/25/2008
The American Diabetes Assn. cautions against making treatment changes based on the differing result of two large studies on glycemic control. So far no on has accused the ADA of making that statement because of their sponsors are. Why the same allegation leveled at specialty groups when it comes to the ENHANCE study. Because the conflict of interest police engage in pharmaceutical profiling...plain and simple.

Want more evidence?

COIPs ignore the conflicts of Steve Nissen because he is their tool.

And when it comes to policing academic conflicts why is it ok for IOM Prez Harvey Fineberg to take money and a free trip to the Caribbean from the same foundation that is underwriting the study on conflicts of interest for the IOM where he hung out with the some of the other people who are also underwriting the rest of the IOM's program in this area only to sit in judgment on the same issue. And these are the people and foundations that are setting the agenda on conflict of interest in continuing medical education? We should take their views on who gets to say what seriously?

And what does that say about those in the media and the bloggers who do nothinb but cover pharmaceutical conflicts?

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