Financial conflicts of interest in guidelines

A new study published in the BMJ shows the prevalence of financial conflicts of interest in the panel members producing clinical guidelines. For consumers of healthcare delivery (that means everyone), I think it is valuable to know that doctors get their information from guidelines, and about half of the people developing those guidelines have financially-based … Continue reading Financial conflicts of interest in guidelines

French guidelines are withdrawn after court finds potential bias among authors

[Lenzer 342 — bmj.com] Formindep “promotes independent medical education and information” found that the working groups involved with the guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease had major financial conflicts of interest and some members failed to disclose their financial interests. It’s fine to demand disclosure of financial interests, but what would they do with the guidelines if … Continue reading French guidelines are withdrawn after court finds potential bias among authors