Tag: conflict of interest

Blog Posts (6)

May 26, 2009

Dr. Hamburg, Divest Thyself

One of the wealthiest of the Obama administration appointees, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, has to offload her stock pretty quickly–apparently that’s what comes from being married to a very successful hedge fund manager and holding a wide range of health and other medical related stock, says the Wall Street Journal.…

April 2, 2009

First Cleveland Clinic, Then Penn, Now Stanford...

As we reported on our blog a few weeks ago, it wouldn’t be long before many medical institutions were jumping on the conflict of interest bandwagon.…

January 26, 2009

Spine Transparency

The North American Spine Society has announced that researchers must disclose not only that they receive money from medical device makers but also the sum of those consulting fees, reports the Wall Street Journal.…

December 8, 2008

Jumping on the Conflict of Interest Bandwagon

After the Cleveland Clinic announced last week that it would disclose all of its physician’s financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, other hospitals are following suit as not to be left behind on the ethics bandwagon.…

October 14, 2008

Something to Declare...But No One Cares

Disclosing financial conflicts of interest to potential research subjects does not effect their willingness to participate in research, found a recent Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Wake Forest University study.…

March 30, 2008

The joints where industry and orthopedists meet

Scott Haig, an orthopedist, writing in Time about the conflicts of interest that surfaced at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

The DOJ’s slap was felt acutely by everyone at the convention.

Published Articles (8)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 17 Issue 1 - Jan 2017

Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethics of Biometric Technologies Katrina Karkazis & Jennifer R. Fishman

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 1 - Jan 2011

Clarifying Conflict of Interest

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 1 - Jan 2011

Responses to Peer Commentaries on ?Clarifying Conflict of Interest?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 1 - Jan 2011

Beyond a Pejorative Understanding of Conflict of Interest

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 8 - Aug 2008

Conflicts of Interest in Bioethics: A Response to Our Critics

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 8 - Aug 2008

Who Is Buying Bioethics Research?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2005

Lessons in Conflict of Interest: The Construction of the Martyrdom of David Healy and The Dilemma of Bioethics

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 2 Issue 3 - Sep 2002

Conflict of Interest and The American Journal of Bioethics

News (31)

March 16, 2017 9:00 am

Should hospitals — and doctors — apologize for medical mistakes? (Washington Post)

Spurred by concerns about the “deny and defend” model — including its cost, lack of transparency and the perpetuation of errors — programs to circumvent litigation by offering prompt disclosure, apology and compensation for mistakes as an alternative to malpractice suits are becoming more popular.

February 10, 2017 9:00 am

Brain researchers fight National Hockey League’s demand for records (Science)

A pair of Boston University (BU) brain researchers is pushing back against demands by the National Hockey League (NHL) that they release data, brain pathology slides, and interview records of former NHL players and their families. The scientists accumulated the records during their research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease that has been linked to repetitive head trauma.

February 9, 2017 9:00 am

India scraps funding ties with Gates Foundation on immunization (Reuters)

A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India’s immunization program will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy making.

November 2, 2016 8:00 am

Publisher pulls 58 articles by Iranian scientists over authorship manipulation (Nature)

A tranche of 58 articles authored by 282 Iran-based researchers were retracted today by a leading scientific publisher, which said it had found signs that the peer review and publication processes had been compromised.

October 27, 2016 8:00 am

How drugs intended for patients ended up in the hands of illegal users: ‘No one was doing their job’ (Washington Post)

For 10 years, the government waged a behind-the-scenes war against pharmaceutical companies that hardly anyone knows: wholesale distributors of prescription narcotics that ship drugs from manufacturers to consumers.

October 13, 2016 8:00 am

Major Investor Sues Theranos (WSJ)

One of Theranos Inc.’s biggest financial backers has sued the embattled startup and its founder for allegedly lying to attract its nearly $100 million investment, according to a fund document and people familiar with the matter.

September 15, 2016 8:00 am

Stop ignoring misconduct (Nature)

The history of science shows that irreproducibility is not a product of our times. Some 350 years ago, the chemist Robert Boyle penned essays on “the unsuccessfulness of experiments”. He warned readers to be sceptical of reported work. “You will meet with several Observations and Experiments, which … may upon further tryal disappoint your expectation.” He attributed the problem to a ‘lack of skill in the scientist and the lack of purity of the ingredients’, and what would today be referred to as inadequate statistical power.

September 9, 2016 8:00 am

Another scathing report causes more eminent heads to roll in the Macchiarini scandal (Science)

The scandal surrounding Paolo Macchiarini, the former star surgeon who became famous for his pioneering trachea transplants, has prompted yet another round of resignations and firings at the highest levels of Swedish higher education. On Monday evening, Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson said she had dismissed the country’s chancellor in charge of all public universities, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, following the release of a sharply critical report by an independent commission that examined the Karolinska Institute’s (KI’s) hiring and management of Macchiarini. Wallberg-Henriksson was vice-chancellor of KI in Stockholm, a position comparable to that of a university president, when Macchiarini was hired, and played a key role in his recruitment.

June 30, 2014 6:15 pm

Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users

Facebook is unapologetic about the “emotional contagion” experiment it was conducting on customers.

April 23, 2014 1:40 pm

UC OKs paying surgeon $10 million in whistleblower-retaliation case

The settlement ends a case brought by the ex-head of UCLA’s orthopedic surgery department, who says the medical school allowed doctors to take industry payments that may have compromised patient care.


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