Study explores industry connections on guidelines committees

08/15/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

About 75% of the members of panels setting definitions and diagnosis guidelines for 14 diseases had connections to drugmakers marketing or developing products for the same conditions, a study published in PLOS Medicine found. Members of 12 panels disclosed ties to more than one company, and only the panel changing the definition of type 2 diabetes disclosed no financial ties, researchers found.

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