“Pharmaceutical Industry “‘Mobilised’ an Army of Patient Groups to Lobby Against” Improving Clinical Research Integrity”

Monday, July 22, 2013-Health Care Renewal-Roy M. Poses MD

“We have previously noted isolated examples of evidence that particular US based patient advocacy groups were being supported by commercial firms presumably to aid their marketing. We have also found examples of conflicts of interest affecting medical societies, and many affecting non-profit hospitals and academic medical institutions, and their staff and faculty. I begin to wonder if most health care non-profit organizations in the US, and now it appears maybe in UK and in Europe, have been paid off to support marketing and/or public relations interests of health care corporations.”

Now step it up a notch: how would such groups deal with a patient’s EHR?

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