Journal Article

From Quid Pro Quo to Quid Pro Bono: Reshaping the Influence of Industry on Health Care Epidemiologists

Kathryn B. Kirkland

Edited by Robert A. Weinstein

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 50, issue 1, pages 93-97
Published in print January 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/648723
From Quid Pro Quo to Quid Pro Bono: Reshaping the Influence of Industry on Health Care Epidemiologists

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Recent scrutiny of relationships between medical professionals and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries has highlighted many opportunities for conflicts of interest and has prompted calls for reforms in the way we conduct such business. This article reviews ways in which industry influences health care epidemiologists and considers a range of strategies that might be considered for reshaping these influences to preserve the benefits while eliminating the conflicts of interest.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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