Looking beyond the spin of Big Pharma PR. But encouraging gossip. Come in and confide, you know you want to! “I’ll publish right or wrong. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.”
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
“The old model was Pfizer hires Joe. The new model is Pfizer hires the entire department of biochemistry… I don’t see that being managed by disclosures of any sort.”
Don’t ban conflicts of interest; manage them, say universities and journals, which means disclosing such conflicts. Yet there’s “ritual ignoring of disclosures,” writes one observer, which makes them public-relations terrific and actual-world pointless.