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BMJ: Concern over conflicts of interest levels among expert panels (in US & Canada)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Currently, I think some individuals, particularly some psychiatrists, connections with disability insurers are an important conflict of interest area in the ME/CFS world.

    BMJ press release
     
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  2. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Thanks D. This is corruption. No other word for it, except maybe 'contamination'. And some people are astounded that we don't trust many in the medical industry.
     
  3. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    "a change in the culture of medicine is needed"

    Indeed!

    thanks for posting this, Dolphin
     
  4. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    That's good to see Dolphin - and at a time when our gov keeps talking about transparency - lots more of it please.
     
  5. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    I seem to remember a whole bunch of articles published in PLoS One on conflicts of interest as well.
     
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    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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  7. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    It would be interesting to see similar studies for Europe. As far as ME/CFS is concerned, the worst guidelines are the ones we have here. But with these the problem doesn't seem to be that they want to make doctors prescribe too many drugs, so probably the problem is a bit different.
     
  8. biophile

    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    <sarcasm>Nothing to see here, none of these issues repeatedly raised by researchers in other fields could ever apply to CFS research, where all psychological research is flawless without any potential conflicts of interest whatsoever, not agreeing or not moving along only proves you're a somatizer in denial!</sarcasm>
     
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  9. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    Hehe, talk about the "pot calling the kettle black"? :p

    one day, the actions/inactions of the Medical Establishment in the West, 19th to 21st century, will be regarded as some of the worst crimes and attitudes, and amongst the most depraved parts of society, in Human history, because a callous or bigotted hypocrite with a scalpel is even more of a monster than a scumbag on the street with a knife.
     
  10. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    seriously! BMJ is the worst of them all!
     
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    Sean Senior Member

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