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NIH Federal Researchers Conflict of Interest (12/03)

News reports suggest that NIH federal researchers are being paid by pharmaceutical companies. According to one account, “Interviews and corporate and federal records obtained by the Los Angeles Times document hundreds of consulting payments to ranking NIH [National Institutes of Health] officials.” [“Stealth merger: drug companies and government medical research,” Los Angeles Times, 12/7/03 , <http://www.latimes.com/la-na-nih7dec07,1,3506168.story>
www.latimes.com/la-na-nih7dec07,1,3506168.story; communiqué 12Dec03; ple-news 16Dec03]