Harvard Medical School is instituting tough new conflict-of-interest rules for its faculty, the New York Times and The Boston Globe report. The new policy, which will take effect on January 1, prohibits Harvard staff from taking industry money to speak for pharmaceutical or medical device makers, and from accepting gifts, travel or meals.

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