Journals, Authors Cited for Conflicts of Interest

According to an article in USA Today, some scientific journals, like the JAMA, are neglecting their conflict of interest policies when it comes to private companies funding research. The problem arises when the company also employs the author responsible for providing the research. “This is important for the general public and the scientific community because full disclosure gives you another piece of information for evaluating these studies. If you hide the fact that there is a conflict of interest with the researcher, then you are deceiving people.” Read More.