Monthly Archives: August 2011

New NIH rules about conflicts of interest are a swiss cheese of loopholes

Share The newly announced rules on financial conflicts of interest among federally funded researchers are certainly an improvement on the existing regulations issued by the National Institutes of Health in 1995 (which were never enforced anyway). But as ethicists and … Continue reading

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What’s behind the growing rate of scientific retractions?

Share The retraction of studies in medical and scientific journals has surged in the last decade, according to separate analyses done by the Wall Street Journal and Retraction Watch. In its page-one article today, the Journal noted that while just … Continue reading

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With Big Pharma on campus, who is looking after the public interest?

Share Medicare and social services for vulnerable Americans are not the only programs on the chopping block with Washington’s deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut trillions of dollars in government spending. Looming ahead may be deep cuts in … Continue reading

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