Posts Tagged ‘conflict of interest’

May 6th, 2011

News Reports Scrutinize Heart Rhythm Society’s Ties To Industry

A series of investigative reports published on ProPublica analyzes the financial relationships between medical societies and drug and device companies. The Heart Rhythm Society, whose annual meeting is now taking place in San Francisco, comes in for especially close scrutiny. The series begins: “From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on […]

March 29th, 2011

Conflicts of Interest in Cardiovascular Guidelines

More than half of authors and reviewers of cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have at least one conflict of interest (COI), according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Todd Mendelson and colleagues analyzed the 17 most recent ACC/AHA CPGs through 2008 and found that 56% of the participants reported a COI. The […]

October 13th, 2010

No Conflict, No Interest

On a brisk, cold evening I boarded an overnight plane from my hometown to Cincinnati.  Once I landed, a gentleman dressed in a black suit with a grin over his face was waiting for me at the airport to drive me to my hotel.  The driver led me through green untouched pastures and over a […]

July 20th, 2010

Avandia Panelist Received Money from GSK

One of the voting members of last week’s controversial Avandia panel received speaking fees from GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Avandia, according to news reports in the Wall Street Journal and Pharmalot. The FDA had previously said that there were no relevant conflicts for any of the 33 voting members of the panel. David Capuzzi, an endocrinologist at […]