Published in Vaccine Weekly, January 16th, 2002
The study by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, said researchers do not have to disclose their financial interests to independent review boards, even though the boards must evaluate projects for risks to human subjects.
The GAO found the five universities it studied were hard-pressed to provide basic data about researchers' financial conflicts of interest in clinical studies involving humans. Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) requested the investigation...
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