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US National Institutes of Health proposes new rules on researchers’ ties to industry

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 04 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2923
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Senior figures at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have proposed new, stricter rules for funded researchers on showing their ties with industry.

    Francis Collins, who heads the agency, and Sally Rockey, head of its office of extramural research, wrote in a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the existing 1995 rules “need to be clarified and strengthened to ensure greater transparency and accountability” (doi:10.1001/jama.2010.774).

    Members of Congress, in particular Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have been investigating undisclosed …

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