Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pharma payments and CoI disclosure news

Retraction Watch reports that Anil Potti (who's had five papers retracted to date) didn't disclose his corporate relationships at the time he published papers in JAMA which haven't been retracted.

It happens that this was reported on the same day as this announcement from ProPublica (I love the PR response from PhRMA):
Tonight, ProPublica will be posting a significant update to its Dollars for Docs database [1], adding new payment reports from 12 drug companies that comprise more than 40 percent of U.S. drug sales. Hundreds of thousands of doctors will be added to the database.
JAMA and other journals rely on self reports. Is someone going to go through the database and verify that all of these payments/relationships were disclosed in any publications by these individuals?

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