Group urges NIH to require public disclosure of medical researchers’ industry connections

Ethan A. Huff
December 15, 2010

Industry-funded investigators and researchers that are also on the payroll of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) often go unnoticed because no rule exists requiring them to make such information public.

Examples include drug companies paying ghostwriters to forge write-ups in medical journals

But in an effort to increase transparency, honesty, and full disclosure within the medical community, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is urging the NIH to include public disclosure requirements in its Final Rule on the issue.

Recent reports exposing connections between medical professionals and the drug industry have revealed that the entire medical industry is largely tainted with bias and major conflicts of interest

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