Speakers bureaus getting some heat in Boston

RSS

It's not like it's anything new, but for some reason this made the front page of the Boston Globe yesterday: 60 doctors took speaker fees from drug giant

The docs on the bureaus defend the practice, the medical centers are looking into the ethics of it all, etc., etc. What I find peculiar is that pharma companies are sending invitations to join to outspoken critics of the practice, such as Dr. Daniel Carlat, a Tufts University Medical School professor. While the Globe simply says that he declined, his blog posts about it make for some interesting reading (see posts here, here, and here).

Please or Register to post comments.

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×