In a unanimous vote last week, the Accreditation Council for CME Board of Directors voiced its approval for the new revision of the Standards for Commercial Support (available at For CME professionals who found the initial revision, released in January 2003, difficult to understand and worried that it would be impossible to enforce, these new Standards should come as a relief. Gone are the five pages of themes, elements, and numerous footnotes. Instead, the new, two-page ...

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