Surgeons Fail to Disclose Corporate Payments

Orthopedic surgeons who received payments from device makers often failed to follow disclosure policies required by their chief professional society, researchers said. Nearly 30 percent payments to surgeons serving as board and committee members of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and to presenters at its 2008 annual meeting, went unreported, according to Dr. Kanu Okike, of Harvard University. The AAOS written policy requires disclosure of all payments -- including non-cash...Full Story
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