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One can recount further tales of such misdemeanors. But they would
only add darkness to the already black. What needs to be put into place
urgently is a strict enforcement of conflict of interest (not just
declaration, but enforcement), and greater courage by potential
whistleblowers. The need to promote biomedical advance must prevail over
concerns related to protection of fellow researchers and practitioners.
No competing interests
10 March 2007
Dr. Ajai R. Singh
Editor, Mens Sana Monographs http://www.msmonographs.org