Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The Special Communication by Dr Brennan and colleagues1 appropriately positioned AMCs to take the lead in changing current accepted relationships between medicine and industry. The authors summarize important literature illustrating the problematic influence of industry on physician behavior and the limited benefits of disclosure. There are, however, several potential barriers to the implementation of the authors' policy proposals that were not discussed.
Watson PY, Musial JL, Khandewal AK, Buckley JD. Academic Medical Centers and Conflicts of Interest. JAMA. 2006;295(24):2845-2849. doi:10.1001/jama.295.24.2847