Time for Change: Addressing Conflicts of Interest at Academic Medical Centers

Sep 12, 2007

Academic medical centers (AMCs) form the intellectual core of medicine, training future doctors and researchers, and establishing standards that guide practicing physicians in the wider community. Where pharmaceutical industry marketing conflicts with the goals of patient care and professionalism, AMCs can provide leadership and guidance by establishing new standards on physician-industry relationships.

With this in mind, the Prescription Project recently conducted a broad review of conflict of interest policies at leading academic medical centers across the country. The Project’s findings on exemplary policies and best practices at academic medical centers are contained in its report “Time for Change: Addressing Conflicts of Interest at Academic Medical Centers.”

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