Conflict of Interest

Reviews Of Medical Studies May Be Tainted By Funders’ Influence, NPR, October 12, 2016

Big Soda sponsored 96 health groups — a big conflict of interest, study says, The Washington Post, October 10, 2016

How the Industry Salesperson–Physician Relationship Is Changing, General Surgery News, September 15, 2016

Sunshine Act has made only a small dent in physician-industry transparency, Minn Post, August 29, 2016

University pays $8.5 million in settlements over conflict of interest lawsuits surrounding UCLA surgeon, The Daily Californian, August 2, 2016

Comic books. Lesson plans. How drug companies target kids, STAT, June 2, 2016

Harvard Medical School eases rule on faculty ties to industry, STAT, May 12, 2016

U of Maryland finds numerous problems related to conflicts of interest in a controversial press release about a brand of chocolate milk and treatment of concussions, Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2016

U.S. Seeks Records of 80,000 Novartis `Sham’ Events for Doctors, Bloomberg, March 26, 2016

Too Close for Comfort, NATURE, September 17, 2015

NIH Disclosure Rules Falter, NATURE, September 17, 2015

Doctor with financial ties to drug-makers at center of sales boom of new anticoagulants, Journal Sentinel, August 1, 2015

Surgery tool sold without FDA OK leads to jail sentence, The Washington Times, June 26th, 2015

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks From Drug Maker, The New York Times, Katie Thomas, June 25th, 2015

FDA Advisers’ Financial Ties Not Disclosed, the Wall Street Journal, Joseph Walker, December 8th, 2014

Teaching Hospitals’ Conflict-of-Interest Policies Fall Short, Students Say, HealthLeaders Media, John Commins, October 6, 2014

Not Every Conflict of Interest Produces the Same Vote on FDA Panels, Health Leaders Media, Ed Silverman; September 9, 2014

America’s Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers,, Robert Pearl M.D., April 24, 2014

Health leaders on drug co. boards; a conflict?, PekinTimes, Lindsey Tanner, April 5, 2014

Double Dip: Doctors Paid to Advise, Promote Drug Companies That Fund Their Research, ProPublica, Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones, March 25, 2014

U. of I. issues critical report on controversial doctors’ ad, Chicago Tribune, Karisa King and Jodi S. Cohen, March 18, 2014

Lawsuit against Virginia Tech focuses on potential conflicts of interest, The Roanoke Times, Tonia Moxley, March 14, 2014

Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors’ Sales Talks, NPR, Charles Ornstein, Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones, March 4, 2014

Inside Medicine: Restrict drug company ‘bribes’ of doctors, The Sacramento Bee, Michael Wilkes, M.D, March 21, 2013

Salesmen in the Surgical Suite, The New York Times,  Roni Caryn Rabin, March 25, 2013

Doctors paid millions to shill for Big Pharma,  ProPublica,Salon, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, March 11, 2013

Kaiser Permanente board member quits amid questions over conflicts, Los Angeles Times, Soumya Karlamangla, February 27, 2014

NQF CEO payments raise conflict of interest concerns, Fierce Healthcare, Katie Sullivan, February 13, 2014

Physicians, industry continue to wait for Sunshine Act rules, American Medical News, Charles Fiegl, September 20, 2012.

Physician Payments Sunshine Act Upheld – Are You Ready?, Physician Law Blog, Sandberg Phoenix, August 23, 2012

The Health Care Transparency Ecosystem: Challenges Adapting to the Sunshine Act, Michaeline Daboul, June 13, 2012

KU Med Faculty Serve as Paid Speakers for Drug Companies, WellCommons, Chris Hong, June 10, 2012

UW May Tighten Conflict-of-Interest Rules After Burn-Doctor Case, The Seattle Times, Sandi Doughton, June 5, 2012

Paments to Physicians: The Reports are Coming!, JD Supra, James Dietz, January 23, 2012

CMS Delays Implementation of Sunshine Act, Healthcare Finance News, Stephanie Bouchard, May 7, 2012

I Disclose … Nothing, Elisabeth Rosenthal, January 21, 2012, The New York Times Sunday Review

U.S. to Force Drug Firms to Report Money Paid to Doctors, Robert Pear, January 16, 2012, The New York Tmes, Money & Policy

Who Owns Federally Funded Research?  The Supreme Court and the Bayh-Dole Act, Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., and Rahul Rajkumar, M.D., J.D.; August 31, 2011 (10.1056/NEJM 1109168)

NIH: Financial COI – 2011 Revised Regulations/Summary of Major Changes

Roche Wins as High Court Limits University Patent Rights, Greg Stohr, Bloomberg Businessweek, June 8, 2011

Financial Transparency Skin-deep at Medical Journals, Frederik Joelving, Reuters Health, June 8, 2011

Stanford Doctors Censured for Giving Drug Pitches, Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber, ProPublica, May 20, 2011

Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies, Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, May 20, 2011

California Lawsuit accuses drug powerhouse of bribing doctors, Alicia Gallegos, American Medical News, April 4, 2011

How Bargain Lipitor Could Raise Health Costs, Matthew Herper, The Medicine Show/Forbes, March 16, 2011

The 10 Biggest-Selling Drugs That Are About to Lose Their Patent, Melly Alazraki, Daily Finance, February 27, 2011

Med Schools Flunk at Keeping Faculty Off Pharma Speaking Circuit, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, December 19, 2010

IPads Are Latest Weapon in Medical Sales, Jon Kamp and Roger Cheng, The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2010.

Drug firms have to stop paying doctors, Carl Elliott,, November 30, 2010

Drug Industry ties to doctors weaken as disclosure, gift rules spread, Kevin B. O’Reilly, American Medical News, November 29, 2010

Survey: Fewer Doctors Taking Freebies from Drug Companies, Judith Graham, Chicago Tribune, November 8, 2010

Genetech Offers Secret Rebates for Eye Drug, Andrew Pollack, The New York Times, November 3, 2010

Ghostwriter Spills Secrets on How Medical Manuscripts Get Made, Scott Hensley, Shots – NPR’s Health Blog, October 29, 2010

The Deadly Corruption of Clinical Trials, Carl Elliott, MotherJones, September 13, 2010

Senator: Feds Should Probe High Prescribing Docs, Kelli Kennedy, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 21, 2010

Another Volley in Rx Probe, Mar Cabra and John Dorschner, The Miami Herald, October 21, 2010

Consumer Reports: Most Patients Worry About Pharma Patients to Doctors, Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica, October 18, 2010

Drug Companies Hire Troubled Doctors as Experts, NPR Staff and ProPublica, October 19, 2010

Doctors Draw Payments from Drug Companies, Chicago Tribune, Judith Graham, October 18, 2010

The Secret Lives of Big Pharma’s ‘Thought Leaders’, The Chronicle Review, Carl Elliott, September 12, 2010

Study: Doctors Often Fail to Disclose Company Payments, USA Today, September 14, 2010

U.S. Inquiry of Drug Makers is Widened, The New York Times, Money & Policy, Gardiner Harris and Natasha Singer, August 13, 2010

GSK restructures bonuses for sales reps, Medical Marketing and Media, Ben Comer, July 29, 2010

Diabetes Drug Maker Hid Test Data on Risks, Files Indicate, New Your Times, Gardiner Harris, July 12, 2010

AAMC Wants Teaching Hospitals to Have Clinical Conflicts Policy, Wall Street Journal, Health Blog, Katherine Hobson, June 30, 2010

The Risk to Academic Freedom That Lurks in Corporate Consulting Contracts, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Marc Lipsitch, June 27, 2010

Debate Over Industry Role in Educating Doctors, New York Times, Natasha Singer and Duff Wilson, June 23, 2010

Surgeon vs. Knee Maker: Who’s Rejecting Whom?, New York Times, Barry Meier, June 18, 2010

New Conflict of Interest Rules Help Spur Financial Disclosures Online, AAMC Reporter, Scott Harris, June 2010

NIH encouarges translational collaboration with industry, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 9, 255-256 (April 2010)

Psychiatric Group to Unveil Guidelines to Curb Conflicts, Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2010

As He Worked to Strengthen Ethics Rules, NIMH Director Aided a Leading Transgressor, The Chronicle, June 6, 2010

$4M settlement in pacemaker kickback case, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2010

Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers, Washington Post, June 4, 2010

FDA urges docs to report misleading drug ads, AP, May 11, 2010

Big Pharma, Bad Medicine – How Corporate Dollars Corrupt Research and Education, Boston Review, May/June 2010

Patients Say Financial Ties Lower Quality of Care, MedPage Today, April 26, 2010

Leading Medical Groups Adopt New Ethics Code, HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2010

Grassley Takes Aim at CDC over Financial Conflicts, Reuters, April 23, 2010

Data on Fees to Doctors Is Called Hard to Parse, The New York Times, April 12, 2010

Standford Medical School to Expand Ethics Rule, The New York Times, March 21, 2010