Friday, May 12, 2006


Day 42:

Dr. Kassirer was editor of the New England Journal of Medicine for 8 years. He was today's speaker on Grand Rounds, and his topic was "How financial conflicts of interest endanger our profession." I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation, a tour de force on how financial ties to big pharma are compromising doctors' clinical judgment.

He used the following cartoon to make his point. It pretty much sums up his presentation:


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