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Medical News and Perspectives
October 12, 2005

NIH Eases Ethics Rules on Employees

JAMA. 2005;294(14):1749-1750. doi:10.1001/jama.294.14.1749

After months of reviewing numerous comments and concerns submitted by staff, the public, and scientific organizations about strict interim ethics rules, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established final regulations regarding employees’ financial interests, stock divestiture, outside activities, and awards. “These rules will help NIH and its employees maintain the highest ethical standards, while sustaining their ability to conduct and support the best medical research in the world,” stated Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt in a written statement.

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