US specialty societies urged to disclose industry ties

Vogel, Lauren
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE405
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "US specialty societies urged to disclose industry ties" which appeared at www.cmaj.ca on May 5, 2010. It discusses the Code for Interaction with Companies, a code of ethics unveiled by the U.S. Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Norman Kahn, executive vice-president of the council, says that the code will get rid of industry influence that creates conflicts. It adds that the code requires the disclosure of financial contributions from members.


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