Friday, September 4, 2015

Why conflicts of interest are an ethical problem, no matter what the NEJM says

Randall Horton writes:

"We need to know whether research was aimed at reducing human suffering or merely at generating profits. On a good day, these two goals are perfectly aligned. On a normal day, reducing human suffering is at odds with creating products."

For a nice job explaining the less obvious ways in which conflicts of interest are a problem (despite what the New England Journal of Medicine says), have a look at the latest post on Ethics Beyond Compliance,

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