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Comment & Response
April 23/30, 2014

Financial Relationships Between Medical Communication Companies and Industry

Author Affiliations
  • 1Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2014;311(16):1691-1692. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2328

To the Editor I believe Dr Rothman and colleagues1 misrepresented the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) system and the rules safeguarding continuing medical education (CME) from industry influence. The authors asserted that the organizations in their report are all ACCME accredited and that the organizations also provide marketing services to industry, including “prelaunch and branding campaigns.” I do not believe these assertions are true, for the following reasons.

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