Much has already been written about the controversy at NIH around its relatively laissez-faire approach to overseeing potential conflicts of interest on the part of its scientists. It seems clear that either the code of ethics itself, or NIH’s lax enforcement of the code, is responsible for some of the more ostensibly blatant examples of conflict of interest that so famously raised the ire of Congressman James Greenwood (R) from Pennsylvania (see GT July/August 2004 p. 18).

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