Inside Higher Ed
March 27th, 2015
Most medical researchers have a mantra about relationships with
industry, financial and otherwise: disclose, disclose, disclose. It’s a
position with which most professors (and journal editors) in other
fields -- even those without life-and-death implications -- agree. But
should colleges and universities be held to the same standard, and just
how much disclosure is enough?
Those are questions faculty members at the University of California
at San Francisco are raising this week, ahead of a decidedly
controversial medical conference co-sponsored by the university and the
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank that
the professors view as anti-science and pro-tobacco. The university
meanwhile, says that such questions are important but that the event in
question is about the future of medicine, not partisan politics.