Financial Ties That Bind: Studies Often Fall Short On Conflict-Of-Interest Disclosures

(By Rachel Bluth for Kaiser Health News)

Papers in medical journals go through rigorous peer review and meticulous data analysis.

Yet many of these articles are missing a key piece of information: the financial ties of the authors.

Nearly two-thirds of the 100 physicians who rake in the most money from 10 device manufacturers failed to disclose a conflict of interest in their academic writing in 2016, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. Continue reading article here…

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