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Study Finds Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

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Study Finds Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

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Study Finds Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

Study Finds Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

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Conflicts of interest in clinical research tests are common, and not always disclosed, according to a large national survey of academics on institutional review boards.

The first-of-its-kind review of the boards — which are charged with making sure patients aren't harmed by experiments — will likely fuel the debate over how research integrity is affected when clinical investigators have financial ties to companies that pay for testing.