… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Friday, December 4, 2009
Conflict of Interest at the University of Minnesota
Steve Miles steps up to the plate and hits home run...I sent this email to President Bruininks and Med School Dean Frank Cerra this morning:
Dr. Steve Miles, one of the country's most well-known and respected bioethicists has criticized the latest draft COI policy at the University on Gary Schwitzer's Healthcare News blog.
It is imperative that anyone with an interest in COI at the University read this:
Among other things Miles says:
The document identified as Administrative Policy: Individual Conflicts of Interest (DRAFT 11/09/09) (text downloaded from http://blog.lib.umn.edu/
bgleason/pt/Coi_draft.pdf) is an incomplete and flawed document that will do little to regulate the kinds of misconduct and concerns that have brought this University and many other United States universities before Congressional inquiries or harsh media scrutiny. I agree with those who are also frustrated with the lack of transparency of the drafting of this fourth generation document.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.___ added later ___Comment left on Gary Schwitzer's blog:
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