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US senator seeks information about medical faculty links to drug industry

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 06 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2725
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Senator Chuck Grassley has asked 23 US medical schools for information about their policies on conflicts of interest and requirements for disclosure of financial ties between staff members and drug firms.

    Senator Grassley, an Iowa Republican who is the leading minority member on the Senate Committee on Finance, wrote to 23 medical schools that had not completed a survey by the American Medical Student Association.

    The senator is active in investigating ties between medical schools, leading doctors, …

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