Nice defense of commercial support of CME


I love the way Frank J. Veith, MD, professor of surgery, Department of Surgery, NYU Medical Center, New York; and professor of surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, lays out the reasons why commercial support isn't actually the devil in this article on Medscape. I particularly like this line: "Perhaps congressmen, state legislators, and others who are so eager to prevent even the appearance of financial conflict of interest between doctors and industry should first apply the same standards to their own relationships with their financial supporters." Hmm, I think I made the same suggestion not too long ago.

Anyway, it's a good argument toward, as he says in the headline, fixing the relationships, not severing them.

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