Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Conflict of Interest in CIHR
Thanks to Joan Beal, here is some interesting information that may shed some light on CIHR's recommendation to, basically, do nothing about clinical trials for CCSVI treatment in Canada: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CCSVI-in-Multiple-Sclerosis/110796282297#!/notes/ccsvi-in-multiple-sclerosis/dr-alain-beaudet-and-the-pharmaceutical-industy-what-you-need-to-know/430286607210. She makes a good case for concern that some of the head folks in CIHR are a little too cozy with major drug companies. In that light, the CIHR recommendation seems to make more sense in a sinister kind of way... certainly it would appear to constitute a conflict of interest. This would make a great story for a muckraker... any journalists out there that aren't afraid to take this on?