TITLE

Appointment of Pfizer executive to CIHR stirs controversy

AUTHOR(S)
Silversides, Ann
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, pE256
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that the appointment of Bernard Prigent, vice president and medical director of Pfizer Canada Inc., to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) council has raised concern among physicians. According to Sidney Wolfe, director, Washington, DC-based Public Citizen, it is a conflict of interest to appoint him to the council, as the council might get influenced by the industry. Prigent is the first from drug industry to be appointed to the CIHR.
ACCESSION #
45520307

 

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