Conflict of interest

Related readings

2015Program series:

  • Shaw DM. A piece of my mind. Beyond conflicts of interest: disclosing medical biases. JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association. Aug 20 2014; 312(7):697-698.
  • Grinnell F. The Interrelationship between Research Integrity, Conflict of Interest, and the Research Environment. Journal of microbiology & biology education. Dec 2014; 15(2):162-164.

Optional Reading:

  • Belluz J. Science is Broken: These academics think they have the answer.
  • Ploug T, et al. J Med Ethics 2015;41:356–358. doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102114
  • Rosenbaum L. Reconnecting the Dots -- Reinterpreting Industry-Physician Relations. N Engl J Med 372;19 may 7, 2015
  • Rosenbaum L. Understanding Bias -- The Case for Careful Study. N Engl J Med 372;20 may 14, 2015
  • Rosenbaum L. Beyone Moral Outrage -- Weighing the Trade-Offs of COI Regulation, N Engl J Med 372;21 May 21, 2015


Readings/articles from previous years:

  • Christakis DA, Zimmerman FJ. Rethinking reanalysis. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. Dec 18 2013;310(23):2499-2500.
  • Smith R, Gotzsche PC, Groves T. Should journals stop publishing research funded by the drug industry? BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2014;348:g171.
  • Sah S, Fugh-Berman A. Physicians under the influence: social psychology and industry marketing strategies. The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Fall 2013;41(3):665-672.Fanelli D & Ioannidis JP (2013) US studies may overestimate effect sizes in softer research.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110 (37): 15031-6.
  • Freedman DH (2010) Lies, damned lies, and medical science.  The Atlantic, November 2010.
  • Kaiser, J. (2012) Biomarker tests need closer scrutiny, IOM concludes.  Science, 335: 1554; and Institute of Medicine (2012) “Responsible parties”, excerpt from Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward.
  • The PLoS Medicine Editors (2008)  Making sense of non-financial competing interests.  PLoS Medicine, 5(9): 1299-1301. (
  • Psaty BM (2009).  Conflict of interest, disclosure, and trial reports.  JAMA, 301(14): 1477-1479.