Financial ties to industry widespread on clinical guideline panels

My lede:

More than half of the people serving on cardiovascular guideline-writing committees between 2004 and 2008 had financial conflicts, according to a March 28 Archives of Internal Medicine study that sheds new light on the pervasiveness of financial ties to industry among the experts who make the clinical recommendations that shape medical care.

The new data arrived only days after an Institute of Medicine panel proposed wide-reaching standards on how clinical guideline panels should manage and limit conflicts of interest.

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