Jonathan Eisen likes how the medical school at UC Davis handles conflict of interest – Davis was one of seven schools that got an "A" from the American Medical Student Association on its policy regarding free gifts from pharmaceutical companies. The school's PharmFree Policy prohibits medical student and physicians from accepting any gifts from drug reps, including free drug samples, pens, food, or notepads. "Good to see this. I find the layers of real and potential conflicts of interest in medical research in general to be very poorly handled by the community," says Eisen.
Conflict? What Conflict?
Jul 14, 2008