This article from the Wall Street Journal alerts readers to new conflict of interest reporting rules coming to a medical journal near you. "The requirements will go beyond existing disclosure rules at many medical journals to include items such as financial relationships involving spouses, partners or minor children," according to the story. "Also required will be disclosure of nonfinancial conflicts, such as religious and political affiliations." Journals adopting the new rules include the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Lancet.
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