Cardiologists’ $10k fees from industry raise concerns over conflict of interest

Undisclosed pharmaceutical industry ties are common among cardiology ‘key opinion leaders’ who hold leadership positions in professional medical organisations, an Australian study has found. Industry fees averaging $9892; (range $2070–$21,957) were made to 14 of 34 specialists who held positions with cardiology associations between 205 and 2018, according to an analysis by Sydney University researchers. ...

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