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Comment & Response
January 2019

Inconsistent Reporting of Potential Conflicts of Interest in JAMA Cardiology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Duke–Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(1):84. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4194

To the Editor I am writing to provide additional information regarding my conflict of interest disclosures in 2 articles that were published in JAMA Cardiology in 20171 and 2018,2 in which I declared nothing to disclose. In my previous reporting, I included disclosures of potential conflicts of interest that seemed “reasonably related” to the topic of the article, as suggested in guidance by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Consequently, I included my status as an independent board member of Johnson & Johnson in articles that focused on drug or device payment or regulation, and I included my activities related to accountable care organizations and other specific provider payment reforms in articles that focused on those topics. These activities are publicly known. To promote transparency, I also provide information on my activities on my web page.3