The Corrosive Influence of Industry Money on Cardiology Practice Guidelines

Alison Bass

First published 3/28/11 on Alison Bass

In a finding that may stun heart patients but surprise few others, researchers have found that more than half of the doctors who wrote key clinical practice guidelines in cardiology had financial ties to medical device and drug companies that stood to benefit from those guidelines. The study, published today in theĀ Archives of Internal Medicine, raises serious questions about the reliability of such clinical guidelines in treating heart disease.

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