Medical group puts stop to talks on drug-firm ties

Three Boston critics contend conflicts of interest need airing

Dr. Jerome Kassirer wrote 'On the Take,' about doctors' conflicts. Dr. Jerome Kassirer wrote "On the Take," about doctors' conflicts. (LISA POOLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE 2004)
By Christopher Rowland
Globe Staff / December 27, 2006

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The title of the proposed panel discussion cut straight to the point: "Conflicts of Interest." But attendees at the American Society of Hypertension's spring meeting in Chicago won't get to hear what panelists have to say about financial ties between the drug industry and medical societies and physicians. The society has rejected the session, saying it was "one-sided" and did ... (Full article: 814 words)

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