What About Ethics?

A group of doctors, medical ethicists, and others sent NIH director Francis Collins a letter yesterday urging the NIH "to fund studies on medical ethics, conflicts of interest in medicine and research, and prescribing behavior." The 96 authors add that moving research funded by NIH "into clinical practice is strongly affected by the complex web of relationships that exists among industry, academicians, medical educators and clinicians." The letter was organized by PharmedOut, an independent project run by Georgetown Unive

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