Author Affiliations: Dr DeAngelis (email@example.com) is Editor in Chief and Dr Fontanarosa is Executive Deputy Editor, JAMA.
Conflicts of interest have taken an increasingly prominent role in politics, business, and medicine. High-profile examples of undisclosed or incompletely reported financial conflicts of interest have been well publicized. There have been recent investigations by academic centers and lawmakers into unreported conflicts of interest by physicians1,2 and recommendations for more transparent reporting of potential conflicts of interest by faculty and researchers.3- 5
DeAngelis CD, Fontanarosa PB. Resolving Unreported Conflicts of Interest. JAMA. 2009;302(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/jama.302.2.198