Clinical guideline writers often conflicted

February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, pE139
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the conflict of interests of clinical guidance writers to clinical practice guidelines. Niteesh Choudhry, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts mentions that a close examination indicates high rate of interaction between guideline writers and pharmaceutical companies. Choudhry adds the need to have an approach that determines the permissible relationship of guideline writers and pharmaceutical companies.


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