Having focused on this work in the pharmaceutical industry, in 2010 I sought to set up a nonprofit that would engage academic institutions and renowned clinicians to provide the needed services of pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It would have served as a buffer independently identifying and providing the individuals to be utilized for research, advisory boards, publications etc. I approached those institutions having the most...
As an MD who prides himself on evidence based practices, this makes me ill.
Let's get real.
Self reporting and self policing never work.
1. Purge the current leadership of the journals. This kind of behavior always goes to the top. (case in point - ASCO making Dr. Burris the president AFTER he's caught).
2. Mandate full transparency of all sources of income for the editors as well as the authors.
3. Have both...