Archive for October 2011

Can Doctors Earn CME Credit By Teaching Courses?

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

After requests by one of our jointly sponsored organizations to issue CME credits to their physician faculty members, and not knowing if I was permitted to do so, I began researching the topic. I began my research on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s “Ask” section, “Credit” subsection, of their website. It seemed to
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National Lipid Association: Old School Conflicts of Interest

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

Journalist Larry Husten of Cardiobrief.org just posted a fascinating article about conflicts of interest gone wild. An “expert panel” assembled by the National Lipid Association has recently published new recommendations on how to test patients for high lipids. At first glance, everything appeared legit. The authors are noted researchers in the field. The “Journal of
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