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This qualitative study assesses the perceived acceptability of stakeholders (patients, caregivers, investigators) to an early enrollment strategy using advance consent to antibacterial clinical trials for treatment of hospital-associated and ventilator-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
This Viewpoint proposes that failure of authors to completely disclose conflicts of interest (COIs) should be considered a form of research misconduct subject to institutional review and sanctions if appropriate to establish a basic standard of consistent COI reporting.
This Viewpoint discusses recent problems with undisclosed conflicts of interest and proposes broadening disclosure requirements beyond individuals to include the institutions funding the research.
This Viewpoint discusses the case of a California physician who received official sanctions for granting a vaccination exemption without medical cause.
This study analyzes whether 324 systematic reviews that contain at least 1 meta-analysis with 10 or more primary studies published in top otolaryngology journals that do not evaluate for publication bias show evidence of such bias.
This Viewpoint examines the 2018 Nuffield Council on Bioethics report on the social and ethical issues of heritable genome editing, and discusses the report’s rejection of the notion of genomic essentialism.
This study examines the prevalence of conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines and failure to accurately report financial relationships among authors and industry.
This study examines the presence and extent of undeclared financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines related to high-revenue medications.
This Viewpoint describes the importance of bias and heuristics to patient choices in palliative care and other types of health care.
This cohort study uses a survey to assess the perceptions of Open Payments database information among patients of ophthalmologists.
This Viewpoint describes changes in the regulatory environment for phase 1 research involving children and discusses improvements to patient protection.
This Viewpoint examines psychiatric physician-assisted death in terms of the stance of the American Association of Suicidology and the societal commitment to the prevention of suicide.
This bibliometric analysis assesses conflict of interest statements in articles published by physicians who receive the highest compensation from the surgical and medical device industry and the discrepancy between these reports and the Open Payments Database.
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