Recommended reading from Anne Taylor-Vaisey: From the current issue of CMAJ: Is medicine still a profession? [editorial] CMAJ. 2006 Mar, 14;174(6):743, 745.
The editorial makes some excellent points, and references this article:
Brennan TA, Rothman DJ, Blank L, Blumenthal D, Chimonas SC,
Cohen JJ, Goldman J, Kassirer JP, Kimball H, Naughton J,
Smelser N. Health industry practices that create conflicts of interest: a policy proposal for academic medical centers. JAMA.
2006 Jan 25;295(4):429-33.