Monthly Archives: September 2011

Taxpayers lose out in Supreme Court ruling on who owns federally funded research

Share The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine contains a thoughtful essay about who owns federally funded research: the universities who receive the funding or the private companies who contract with academic researchers to develop a specific … Continue reading

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New heart medication study was too flawed for publication, former journal editor says

Share At a Harvard event last night honoring the former Grassley investigator Paul Thacker, someone in the audience wanted to know how the topic of Thacker’s talk — Dollars for Doctors: Who owns your physician? — was related to the … Continue reading

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Coverage of Rick Perry’s vaccine misadventure misses the point

Share Recent media coverage of the heated debate over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s endorsement of mandatory HPV vaccinations for school-age girls in his state seems to be missing a few crucial points. First, many of the medical groups who strongly … Continue reading

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French lawmakers may mandate conflict of interest disclosures

Share At a time when our own government has stepped back from requiring true transparency about conflicts of interest in medicine, French lawmakers seem to be heading in a much bolder direction. According to Nature Medicine, the French national assembly … Continue reading

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