There's bad news for CME providers who rely on pharmaceutical industry grants in the Accreditation Council for CME's Annual Report Data 2007. Providers reported bringing in $1.2 billion in commercial support, a less than 1 percent increase over 2006 — the lowest growth rate by far since the ACCME began recording its data in 1998. In 2006, for example, commercial support jumped 8 percent; in 2004 it rose 4 percent. This news is not unexpected, as experts have been predicting a commercial ...

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