Conflicts of Interests: Through the Looking Glass

Since my last post on the issue of industry affiliation and authorship in the BMJ (read it here), I have been taking a look into the issue of conflicts of interest. And today, I came across this brilliant TED Talk by Dan Ariely: The main thing about this talk, and in general about conflict of … Continue reading Conflicts of Interests: Through the Looking Glass

Why the BMJ Should Not Follow NEJM Author Ban Policy

Fiona Godlee has written a very interesting Editorial in the BMJ and this tweet of hers made me think on this issue: http://twitter.com/fgodlee/status/101571804526682112 I oppose the blanket ban mainly on principle. I know that it sounds weird, but in my opinion, putting a ban on editorials and reviews by academics with ties with any related … Continue reading Why the BMJ Should Not Follow NEJM Author Ban Policy