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Comment & Response
September 4, 2019

Clarification of Reporting of Potential Conflicts of Interest in JAMA Articles

Author Affiliations
  • 1Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
JAMA. Published online September 4, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12743

To the Editor I am writing to provide additional information to clarify conflict of interest disclosures in 2 articles I published in JAMA in 2017 and 2018. During this time, I received compensation for work as an expert in malpractice litigation involving opioid prescribing. When the articles were first published, I did not believe this work could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest. My view has since changed. In the spirit of full transparency, I am requesting a correction to my disclosure statements.

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