Conflicts of interest between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry and special interest groups.
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2008 Jan ;17(1):113-25, ix-x. PMID: 18036482
Diane H Schetky
Health care in the United States is a tangled web of competing interest groups beneath which ethical conflicts of interest flourish. Physicians, professional organizations, and academic medical centers must continually evaluate their relationships with the pharmaceutical industry as they relate to personal, professional, and institutional ethical values. This article explores the relevant pressing ethical issues and proposals for changing course and managing these potentially troublesome relationships.