Friday, February 27, 2009

Public Citizen weighs in on industry supported CME

They wrote a letter to the AMA and, predictably, they support a ban:

We strongly support a ban on all commercial support of CME because the consequences of any corrupting influence of commercial support on CME are so significant.

Problem is, there’s no evidence to support that assertion.

Dr. Wes wrote a butt-kicking post addressing several issues including the unintended consequences:

Next year, we'll be holding our national meeting in my garage (it will be down-sized significantly) and fold our advocacy groups (I hear they receive 50% of their entire annual budgets from the sale of the evil pharma and device industry's display space on convention floors - can you believe that???) But who needs advocacy in these times of change for doctors? Certainly not us.

Read the rest.

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