5 Faculty Members At Stanford Medical School DisciplinedSan Jose Mercury News: Stanford Medical Faculty Disciplined By School
Five faculty members at Stanford University's School of Medicine have been disciplined for giving paid promotional speeches for drug companies, a direct violation of school policy. In December, the investigative reporting organization ProPublica found that Stanford and several other teaching hospitals were not enforcing their own conflict-of-interest rules and instead largely relied on the honor system. Changes in federal rules and laws may soon require more disclosure of payments to medical school faculty -- and potentially more monitoring by school officials (Krieger, 5/19).
ProPublica: Medical Schools Plug Holes in Conflict-of-Interest Policies
Stanford University has taken disciplinary action against five faculty members at its medical school after determining they violated school policy by giving paid promotional speeches for drug companies, a spokesman said. The move followed a ProPublica investigation in December that found Stanford and other teaching hospitals weren't enforcing their own conflict-of-interest rules (Ornstein and Weber, 5/19). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.