The Scientist reports that the FDA is changing its conflict-of-interest policy. In the past, if they wanted an interest waiver, the members of the organization's 32 advisory panels and committees would simply have to tell the FDA if they had any connections with a company that had a drug or medical device under FDA review, or with one of its competitors.

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