Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Medical Progress Today’s conflict of interest symposium—Michael Weber, M.D.
Like me, Dr. Weber seems to believe that the outrage concerning conflict of interest in the medical profession is selective. In his contribution to the conflict of interest symposium he challenges the popular notion that government funded research is the answer. In many ways researchers beholden to the government and engaged in the fierce competition for career enhancing grants from the NIH and the VA are more conflicted than the “free agents” of industry funded research.