Uh oh, I posted about the newStandards for Commercial Support yesterday without reading all the related documents on the Web site. Things have changed since I last perused the document.
This morning I start getting calls from CME providers who have some serious concerns with the Identifying and Resolving Conflicts of Interest in Continuing Medical Education addendum that was released along with the new Standards, and now I realize that the article I referenced yesterday actually did get it right after all. My apologies to the AP reporter, whose story got picked up and is all over the place now.
For example, from today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
I need to read through all this much more carefully before I can make any intelligent comment on it, but my gut is screaming, "First Amendment." Anyway, I'd love to hear what you think--many of those I spoke with this morning believe this addendum actually rolls the Standards back to the earlier draft, which so many objected to. More later...
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