The need to eliminate commercial conflicts of interest from medicineBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1735 (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1735
- Mark H Wilson, bioethicist
- 1Health Research Associates, Guelp, ON, Canada N1G 3S4
Concern over whether the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry is truly committed to creating a registry that discloses doctors’ financial relations with industry echoes US discussions on commercial conflicts of interest (COIs) before the Sunshine Act became law.1 The parallels are striking, including a fixation on the wrong problem.
For years …