Friday, July 1, 2011
Mass General disciplines three psychiatrists
Here is something new under the sun: a teaching hospital has actually disciplined its physicians for conflict of interest violations. According to the Boston Business Journal, the Massachusetts General Hospital has disclosed sanctions against Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens for failing to report the seven-figure payments they received from pharmaceutical companies. (Of course, the sanctions are not exactly a tremendous hardship in comparison to those seven-figure sums -- eg, "refraining from all industry-sponsored outside activities" for a year -- but hey, they are a start.) Read about it here.
Posted by Carl at 5:15 PM