There is a growing debate in journals and articles on financial and non-financial conflicts of interest (COIs). This debate exists in scientific journals and also in the mainstream media. I provide two examples: the New York Times (NYT) and JAMA.
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Ornstein C, Thomas K. Top cancer researcher fails to disclose corporate financial ties in major research journals. New York Times. 2018 Sept 8.
Ornstein C, Thomas K. What these medical journals don’t reveal: top doctors’ ties to industry. New York Times. 2018 Dec 8.
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Botkin JR. Should failure to disclose significant financial conflicts of interest be considered research misconduct? JAMA. 2018;320(22):2307–8.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals. Updated December 2018.
Available from: http://icmje.org/.
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