UCSF ethicist Bernard Lo quoted in New York Times and Wall Street Journal on conflicts of interest

Bernard Lo, MD, UCSF professor of medicine and director of the UCSF Program in Medical Ethics, is quoted in the April 28 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Health Blog about a report issued by an Institute of Medicine committee he chaired on conflicts of interest in medicine. UCSF’s Deborah Grady, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and Lisa Bero, PhD, professor of clinical pharmacy, were also members of the committee. The IOM is part of the National Academy of Sciences.

The report is a broad consideration of conflicts across the full spectrum of medicine, from research to clinical care to medical education and practice guidance. It also identifies overarching strategies that can be used to limit the negative effects of conflicts, particularly in moving discoveries from basic science into improved patient care.

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/health/policy/29drug.html?hp

The Wall Street Journal Health Blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/04/28/iom-talks-softly-carries-big-stick-on-doctor-conflicts/

Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences report:
“Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice”
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3740/47464/65721.aspx

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