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Universities Puncture Modest Regulatory Trial Balloon

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Science  16 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5511, pp. 2060
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5511.2060a

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The chief lobbies for academic medicine have demanded the "withdrawal" of suggestions on how to deal with financial conflicts of interest. Their opposition is likely to shoot down a mildly worded "draft interim guidance on financial relationships in clinical research" issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in January.